C. E. Morgan is an American author born in 1976. The author of the novel All the Living (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), she was a recipient of the National Book Foundations 5 under 35 award and a 2010 Lannan Literary Fellowship. In 2010, she was also named by The New Yorker magazine as one of America’s 20 Best Writers Under 40.
As an undergraduate, Morgan studied voice at Berea College, a tuition-free labor college for students from poor and working-class backgrounds in Appalachia. In exchange for a free education, all students work for the college while enrolled. Morgan also attended Harvard Divinity School, where she studied literature and religion. She wrote All the Living while at Harvard. She lives in Kentucky.
All the Living (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009)
- “Over by Christmas” (The New York Times, December 24, 2008) 
- “Twins” (The New Yorker, June 14–21, 2010)
- "My Friend, Nothing Is In Vain" (Oxford American, Spring 2014)
Essays and Other Writings
- "Introduction", A Circle in the Fire & Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor (Folio Society, 2013)
- "Foreword", Light in August by William Faulkner (Modern Library, 2002)
- 20 Under 40 Fiction Q. & A.: C. E. Morgan, The New Yorker, June 10, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
- Lannan Foundation - Literary Awards and Fellowships. Retrieved October 13, 2010
- Berea College
- Wilson, Amy. A Profile of Morgan Lexington Herald, May 17, 2009.
- United States Artists Official Website
- $50,000 Awards Go to 10 Writers