Martha Southgate (born December 12, 1960) 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.
Southgate's first novel Another Way to Dance, about a 14-year-old black aspiring ballerina, was published in 1997 by Delacorte Press. For that work she won the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent.
Her third novel, Third Girl from the Left, was published in 2005.
- Another Way to Dance (1997)
- The Fall of Rome: A Novel (2002)
- Third Girl from the Left (2005)
- The Taste of Salt (2011)
- The U.S. Library of Congress cites for birthdate Cataloging in Publication data submitted in 2002.
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