June 4, 1982 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Louisa Warren Hall (born June 24, 1982 in Philadelphia) is an American novelist, poet, and former squash player. She is currently completing her Ph.D in literature at University of Texas at Austin.
Hall graduated from Harvard College in 2004, where she lived in Weld Hall in her Freshman year. Her first novel, The Carriage House (ISBN 1451688636), was published in 2013 by Scribner in the United States and by Viking in the United Kingdom. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The New Republic and the Southwest Review. She completed her PhD in English at the University of Texas in 2013 and teaches Creative Writing there.
She played squash professionally between 2004 and 2007, representing the United States during her career. She reached a career-high world ranking of 60th in March 2005 after having joined the Women's International Squash Players Association in 2000. During her collegiate career, Louisa was ivy League Rookie of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, four year First Team All American and Four year All Ivy. She also won a Pan American Games gold medal.
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