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Megan Marshall ’77 Wins Pulitzer for Biography


Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall

Photograph by Kristyn Ulanday/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Megan Marshall ’77, RI ’07, has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for biography for Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,  an account of the nineteenth-century Cambridge-born author, journalist, critic, and pioneering advocate of women’s rights who died with her Italian revolutionary husband and infant son in a shipwreck on her return from Europe. (For more information on Marshall, read “The Allure of the Bad Boy,” from our May-June 2005 issue, as well as  “Margaret Fuller: Saying in the 19th Century What Still Needs to Be Said” from Radcliffe Magazine. Also listen to a podcast featuring a reading from her book here.)

Several alumni and faculty are among the finalists for this year’s prizes:

See the full list of winners and finalists here.

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