Maud Newton

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Maud Newton
BornMay 21, 1971 (1971-05-21) (age 48)
Dallas, Texas
EducationUniversity of Florida
OccupationWriter and critic

Rebecca "Maud" Newton[1] is a writer, critic, and former lawyer born in Dallas, Texas in 1971 and raised in Miami, Florida.[2][3][4] Newton's article on "America's Ancestry Craze" was the cover story for the June 2014 issue of Harper's Magazine.[5] Random House acquired Newton's forthcoming book about the science and superstition of ancestry.[6]

She was awarded the 2009 Narrative Prize Fiction, for "When the Flock Changed."[7] Her writing has been published in venues such as Harper's Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Bookforum, Narrative Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, The Awl, Tin House, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, Oxford American, and Humanities Magazine, among others.[8][9] In 2004 she received the Irwin and Alice Stark Short Fiction Award from the City College of New York and in June 2008 she won second prize in the Narrative Magazine Love Story Contest.[10]

Newton first became known as the founder of an early litblog.[11][12][13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Newton was raised in a fundamentalist household.[15][16][17] She grew up in Miami.[18][19] She attended college and law school at the University of Florida.[20][21] In 1999 she moved to Brooklyn and since 2016 she has resided in Queens.[22][23] She has written about her father's racism.[24][25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Site Read: We chat with the founders of three of our favorite websites". Entertainment Weekly. June 15, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Q&A: Maud Newton on why we're obsessed with genealogy". Dallas Morning News. May 23, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Investigating Our Ancestors". KERA Radio. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Newton", "Maud" (May 19, 2011). "The Rapture Meets My 40th Birthday". The Awl. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Newton, Maud (May 17, 2014). "America's Ancestry Craze". Harper's Magazine!. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "The History of Maud Newton". The Awl. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Newton, Maud. "When the Flock Changed". Narrative Magazine. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  8. ^ Newton, Maud (February 11, 2014). "Maud Newton Writing".
  9. ^ "KIRKUS REVIEW LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD".
  10. ^ Newton, Maud. "Maud Newton Writing". Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  11. ^ "Where to Find Digital Lit". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Blog Blog Blog". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "What Are the Blogs Saying About Me?". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  14. ^ "Are Book Reviewers Out of Print?". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  15. ^ Newton, Maud (March 22, 2013). "Oy Vey, Christian Soldiers". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2014. Newton, Maud (April 4, 2014). "A Doubter in the Holy Land". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  16. ^ Newton, By Maud. "Off the Shelf: Maud Newton's life – a novel, not a memoir". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Newton, Maud (December 26, 2016). "Fundamentalist Horror Film". The Awl. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "My ode to an enchanted hotel, in Oxford American". June 2, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  19. ^ McNally, John (March 6, 2007). When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781416539377.
  20. ^ "Amazon Book Review". amazonbookreview.com. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  21. ^ Newton, By Maud. "Off the Shelf: Maud Newton's life – a novel, not a memoir". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  22. ^ "Goodbye, Brooklyn! Hi, Queens, hiiiiiiii". April 16, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Maud Newton (@maudnewton) | Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "Catapult | TinyLetter of the Month: Maud Newton, "Notes from the Child of a White Supremacist"". Catapult. September 7, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  25. ^ Newton, Maud (June 2014). "America's Ancestry Craze". Harper's Magazine. ISSN 0017-789X. Retrieved May 27, 2018.

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