Martha Southgate

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Martha Southgate (born December 12, 1960)[1] is an African-American novelist and essayist best known for her novel Third Girl from the Left. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O, Premiere, and Essence.[2]

Early life[edit]

Southgate was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Smith College before obtaining an MFA in creative writing from Goddard.[citation needed]

Writing career[edit]

Southgate's first novel Another Way to Dance, about a 14-year-old black aspiring ballerina, was published in 1997 by Delacorte Press.[citation needed] For that work she won the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent.[3]

In 2002 she released The Fall of Rome: A Novel, set in a New England college prep school.[citation needed]

Her third novel, Third Girl from the Left, was published in 2005.

Southgate's most recent novel, The Taste of Salt was published in 2011 by Algonquin Books.

Adaptations[edit]

In 2013 plans for an adaptation of Southgate's novel Third Girl from the Left were announced. Actresses Kerry Washington and Viola Davis were attached to star.[4]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The U.S. Library of Congress cites for birthdate Cataloging in Publication data submitted in 2002.
      "Southgate, Martha". Library of Congress Authorities (lccn.loc.gov). Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ "Martha Southgate: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  3. ^ "John Steptoe Award for New Talent". ALA. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  4. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (June 17, 2013). "Kerry Washington, Viola Davis Set For Adaptation Of Blaxploitation-Set 'Third Girl From The Left'". Indiewire. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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