Nancy Horan

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Nancy Horan is an American author of historical fiction.

Her works include Loving Frank, a novel about Mamah Borthwick and her relationship with American architect Frank Lloyd Wright,[1] and Under the Wide and Starry Sky, a novel about the relationship between Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife.[2]

Horan was awarded the 2009 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction by the Society of American Historians for Loving Frank.[3]

Personal life[edit]

A former resident of Oak Park, Illinois, Horan was a middle school English teacher, a freelance journalist, and worked briefly in a public relations firm before moving to an island in Puget Sound, where she lives with her husband.[4][5]


  1. ^ Liesl Schillinger, "Notes on a Scandal", New York Times, September 23, 2007. Accessed April 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Susann Cokal, "In Sickness and in Health: 'Under the Wide and Starry Sky,' by Nancy Horan", New York Times, January 17, 2014. Accessed April 9, 2014.
  3. ^ The Society of American Historians. James Fenimore Cooper Prize: Past Winners. Accessed April 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Kevin Nance, "Loving Robert Louis Stevenson", Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2014. Accessed April 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Julia Keller, "Frankly, Nancy Horan followed her literary dream", Chicago Tribune, August 3, 2008. Accessed April 9, 2014.

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