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Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process
(March 2001)

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Margaret-Love Denman

Fiction writer Margaret-Love Denman was born April 25, 1940, in Oxford, Mississippi, and she received her B.A. (1961) and her M.A. (1966) from the nearby University of Mississippi. In 1990, Viking published her first novel, A Scrambling after Circumstance, which was released by Penguin in 1991 in its “Contemporary American Fiction” series. The novel was nominated for both PEN/Faulkner and PEN/Hemingway awards. She joined the faculty of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, in 1991 as a professor of English. Since 1993, she has directed the university's creative writing program.

In 2001, she and Chicago writer Barbara Shoup co-authored Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process, a collection of interviews with 23 well-known authors, including Richard Ford, Lee Smith, Michael Chabon, Tony Hillerman, Wally Lamb, Sena Jeter Naslund, and Alice McDermott..

(Article first posted April 2002)

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The faculty information page at the University of New Hampshire's English Department web site includes some additional information about Margaret-Love Denman, including a club she founded in fourth grade.


  • A Scrambling After Circumstance. New York: Viking, 1990; New York: Penguin, 1991.

  • (With Barbara Shoup). Novel Ideas: Contemporary Writers Share the Creative Process. Macmillan, 2001.


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