C. E. Morgan

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C. E. Morgan (born 1976) is an American author.[1] She was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Sport of Kings, winner of the 2016 Kirkus Prize and Windham–Campbell Literature Prize, and in 2009 was named a 5 under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation.


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.[2] Morgan also attended Harvard Divinity School, where she studied literature and religion. She wrote All the Living while at Harvard.[3] She lives in Kentucky.

Awards and honors[edit]


  • All the Living. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2009. ISBN 978-0-37410-362-0.
  • The Sport of Kings.. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2016. ISBN 978-0-374-28108-3
Short stories
Essays and other writings
  • "Foreword", Light in August by William Faulkner (Modern Library, 2002)
  • "Introduction", A Circle in the Fire & Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor (Folio Society, 2013)


  1. ^ 20 Under 40 Fiction Q. & A.: C. E. Morgan, The New Yorker, June 10, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Berea College
  3. ^ Wilson, Amy. A Profile of Morgan Lexington Herald, May 17, 2009.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Lannan Foundation - Literary Awards and Fellowships Archived 2008-02-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 13, 2010
  6. ^ United States Artists Official Website
  7. ^ $50,000 Awards Go to 10 Writers
  8. ^ "C. E. Morgan". Windham–Campbell Literature Prize. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "C. E. Morgan". 2016 Kirkus Prize Winner in Fiction. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.

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