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Megan Marshall

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Megan Marshall's biography *The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism* (2005) won the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians; the Mark Lynton History Prize, awarded by the Anthony Lukas Prize Project jointly sponsored by the Columbia School of Journalism and Harvard's Nieman Foundation; the Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction; and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir. She has published numerous essays and reviews in *The New Yorker*, *The Atlantic Monthly*, *Slate Online*, *The New York Times Book Review*, *The London Review of Books*, *The New Republic*, *The Boston Review*, and elsewhere. Marshall has been the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and she has been a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society since 1991. During 2006-2007 she was a fellow in creative nonfiction writing at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where she began researching a biography of Elizabeth (Ebe) Hawthorne, Nathaniel's brilliant and reclusive older sister. She is currently at work on a biographical study of Margaret Fuller. She teaches narrative nonfiction writing and the art of archival research for the MFA program at Emerson College.