Pulitzer Prize–Winning Biographer Megan Marshall to Speak at Elmhurst

February 6, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Megan Marshall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning work Margaret Fuller: An American Life established her as one of the nation’s foremost biographers.

New York Times critic Dwight Garner called the book “as seductive as it is impressive,” with “the grain and emotional amplitude of a serious novel.”

Marshall considers the peculiar relationship between biographer and subject, and explores the challenges of making sense of lives lived in other times when she presents My Elizabeths: A Biographer and Her Subjects on March 2 at Elmhurst College.

Marshall is an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston. She received the Francis Parkman Prize and Mark Lynton History Prize for The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, and has been appointed the Gilder Lehrman Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York Times Book ReviewThe London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Review and elsewhere.

Marshall’s talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available by visiting our ticket site. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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