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Julia Markus
Julia Markus has been called, "one of the most gifted novelists of her generation," by Pat Conroy. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels and three significant and oft cited biographical works. She received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for her first novel, UNCLE and has... show more

Julia Markus has been called, "one of the most gifted novelists of her generation," by Pat Conroy. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels and three significant and oft cited biographical works. She received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for her first novel, UNCLE and has won a National Endowment for the Arts grant and two National Endowment for the Humanities grants. She is the Director of Creative Writing at Hofstra University where she also teaches. Her latest book, LADY BYRON AND HER DAUGHTERS, a biography on the trials and tribulations of Lady Byron, is now available for pre-order through Amazon.com.
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 8 months ago
After having a months-long thing about Markus’s biography of Annabella Milbanke Byron (Ada Lovelace’s mother), I definitely had to read her first biography about the marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. I have a lot of feelings about Elizabeth Barrett Browning–mostly due to the fact th...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 11 months ago
This post is in two parts. The first part is my personal reaction to reading this book, and the second part is a rumination on history and who tells it. They bleed together; it’s true that the personal is political, but it’s equally true that the political is personal. I am thinking about history an...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 2 years ago
Annabella Milbanke was still a very young women when she met Lord Byron, but she wasn’t going to throw herself at him the way many others in her set did. Independent, highly intelligent, and well educated, she actually felt a little sorry for the poet. After hearing him complain once about lonelines...
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