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Rosalind Brackenbury

Rosalind Brackenbury’s latest novel deftly explores the intertwined lives of two writers—fictional Maria Jameson, contemporary Edinburgh academic, and iconoclastic 19th-century French novelist George Sand. As Brackenbury’s narrative weaves the personal with the historical, Becoming George Sand reveals how an immersion in a great writer’s work and life can make our own lives more vibrant and vital. Edmund White calls it “a beautiful, wise novel.” It has been translated into Dutch and Italian.

Brackenbury’s previous novels include The House in Morocco, Windstorm and Flood, and Seas Outside the Reef. Her poetry collection Yellow Swing was published in a bilingual edition in Paris in 2011, and her latest collection, The Joy Of The Nearly Old is out from Hanging Loose Press in spring 2012. Her short stories have won prizes in the Bridport competition, the Stand International Competition, and the Another Chicago Magazine contest. Her nonfiction pieces have appeared internationally in BRICK (Canada) and in Resurgence (UK).

Brackenbury was Writer-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, in 2006, and will be returning to the post in August 2012. She is a co-founder, with Rick Skwiot, of the Key West Writers Lab and has recently published a short handbook for fiction writers, The Novel In You.

Online Resources

Becoming George Sand reviewed in NYTBR
Key West Writers Lab

Selected Bibliography

The Joy of the Nearly Old (2012)
Becoming George Sand (2011)
The House in Morocco (2002)