MARTHA McPHEE is the author of the novels An Elegant Woman, Dear Money, L’America, Gorgeous Lies, and Bright Angel Time.  Her work has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  In 2002 she was nominated for a National Book Award.  Her novels have been Best Books of The Year on The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune lists.  Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Newark Star Ledger, Vogue, More, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Traveler, Travel & Leisure, among many others. McPhee is a tenured member of the English Department at Hofstra University., where she teaches fiction in the MFA program. She lives in New York City with her children and husband, the poet and writer Mark Svenvold.

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  1. Dear Martha,
    Happy New Year.
    I just read through your site. A good read for sure.
    I’m familiar with other members of your family but this is the first time I’ve read about you.
    I found the spelling disability funny. You see, I can spell but can’t really write. If I had to choose between the two, I’d take writing anyday.. Spell check can take of the rest.

    As a kid, I read The Crofter and the Laird and was hooked. Your side of the family tells good story. Funny, my Mother was a writer, made her living in PR. I guess I didn’t get the gene. I will pick up Dear Money when it’s out and we can start all over with another member of the next generation.

    Best of luck to you always,


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