C.E. Morgan

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C. E. Morgan is an American author born in 1976.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Morgan also attended Harvard Divinity School, where she studied literature and religion. She wrote All the Living while at Harvard.[4] She lives in Kentucky.

In 2012 Ms. Morgan won a United States Artists Fellow award.[5] In 2013, she won a Whiting Writers' Award.[6]



All the Living (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009)

Short Stories

  • “Over by Christmas” (The New York Times, December 24, 2008) [7]
  • “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)


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