Margot Livesey Archive

A Conversation With Margot Livesey and Whitney Terrell

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Whitney Terrell’s 2016 book The Good Lieutenant was selected as a best book of the year by the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Refinery 29. Terrell also happens to be my former student.

Seizing Control: An Interview with Margot Livesey

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One of the pivotal moments in my writing career happened back in the early '90s when I read Margot Livesey's debut novel Homework. I was really struck by the unsettling tone of the book and by Jenny, the daughter of the hero's--Celia's--boyfriend, a seemingly awful little girl who tries

The Books We Teach #6: Interview with Matthew Salesses

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The Books We Teach series will feature primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and their thoughts about literature in the face of an evolving classroom. Posts will highlight literary innovations in teaching, contemporary literature’s place in pedagogy, and the books that writers teach. In the spirit of educational dynamism, we

Ploughshares at AWP13

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AWP in Boston is almost upon us! The conference schedule is so packed with excellent presentations, panels, and readings that it can get a little overwhelming. For your convenience, we’ve pulled out and highlighted sessions and readings featuring Ploughshares editors. Here is a more complete listing of sessions featuring

Editor’s Shelf: Winter 2012-2013 Issue

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Each Ploughshares issue contains book recommendations from our Advisory Editors.  Now, for the first time, we’re publishing an Editor’s Shelf selection on the Ploughshares blog.  Enjoy these recommendations by Martin Espada, DeWitt Henry, Philip Levine, Margot Livesey, and Antonya Nelson. Martin Espada recommends Psalms of the Dining Room by Lauren Schmidt:

Live Interview with Margot Livesey and Julia Glass at Brookline Booksmith

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To celebrate the release of her book Illuminating Fiction, Sherry Ellis will conduct a live interview with renowned novelists Margot Livesey (Homework, House On Fortune Street, Eva Moves The Furniture) and Julia Glass (Three Junes, I See You Everywhere) at the Brookline Booksmith on January 6th. Sherry Ellis is

Margot Livesey Welcomes Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College

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Margot Livesey, the fiction editor of Ploughshares, welcomed Kathryn Harrison to Emerson College on October 1st 2009 with an eloquent speech praising the author. “Kathryn is one of those admirable writers who is not afraid to plunge into new material, new worlds,” she said. “And those new worlds are