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, and Under the Wide and Starry Sky, a novel about the relationship between Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife.
Horan was awarded the 2009 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction by the Society of American Historians for Loving Frank.
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.
- Liesl Schillinger, "Notes on a Scandal", New York Times, September 23, 2007. Accessed April 9, 2014.
- 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.
- The Society of American Historians. James Fenimore Cooper Prize: Past Winners. Accessed April 9, 2014.
- Kevin Nance, "Loving Robert Louis Stevenson", Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2014. Accessed April 9, 2014.
- Julia Keller, "Frankly, Nancy Horan followed her literary dream", Chicago Tribune, August 3, 2008. Accessed April 9, 2014.
- Interview with Nancy Horan at BookBrowse
- Interview with Nancy Horan at BookPage
- Interview with Nancy Horan at Shelf Awareness
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