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 Award.[6]



Short stories[edit]

Essays and other writings[edit]

  • "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. ^ Lannan Foundation - Literary Awards and Fellowships. Retrieved October 13, 2010
  3. ^ Berea College
  4. ^ Wilson, Amy. A Profile of Morgan Lexington Herald, May 17, 2009.
  5. ^ United States Artists Official Website
  6. ^ $50,000 Awards Go to 10 Writers

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