Charlotte Gordon

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This article is about the writer. For the Duchess of Richmond, née Lady Charlotte Gordon, see Charlotte Lennox, Duchess of Richmond.

Charlotte Gordon is an American writer and assistant professor of English at Endicott College. She was born in St.Louis, Missouri in 1962, received her B.A in English and American Literature from Harvard College. She received her M.A in Creative Writing and her Ph.D in Literature from Boston University.[1]

She was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for non-fiction for her biography of the seventeenth-century poet, Anne Bradstreet, Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet.[2] This was followed by The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths,[3] which in the author's own words describes the 'shadows, gaps and silences' in the biblical texts about Abraham, Sarah and Hagar.[4] Examining them as stories, and drawing on the Bible both as a source of literature and religion, she notes that 'some of the most crucial western ideas about freedom come from Hagar'.[5] She is currently working on a book about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Endicott College Profile
  2. ^ Massachusetts Book Award: Mistress Bradstreet http://www.massbook.org/massbooks2006.html
  3. ^ Review of The Woman Who Named God
  4. ^ Gordon, Charlotte (2009) The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths. New York: Little, Brown, xv
  5. ^ Gordon, Charlotte (2009) The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths. New York: Little, Brown, xiv

External links[edit]

  • Charlotte Gordon's home page [1]
  • Little, Brown's Author Page [2]
  • NPR Interview with Charlotte Gordon [3]
  • CBC Radio Interview with Charlotte Gordon [4]