Susan Brind Morrow

Susan Brind Morrow is the author of The Names of Things, a finalist for the Pen Martha Albrand Award for the Memoir, Wolves and Honey, a book of prose and poetry, and The Dawning Moon of the Mind, a translation and exegesis of the Egyptian Pyramid Texts. Her work has appeared in Harper’s,The New York Times, The Nation, The Seneca Review, and Lapham’s Quarterly. Morrow is a former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and Northeast Africa fellow of the Crane-Rogers Foundation. Morrow studied Classics as an undergraduate and graduate student at Columbia University in New York, where she also studied Arabic and worked intensively on hieroglyphic texts for six years as a student of Egyptology. Morrow has written extensively on the origins of written language in metaphor drawn from the natural world. Her papers are in the Sowell Collection, a study collection at Texas Tech University of the papers of primary writers on the human interaction with nature. Morrow is currently at work on a book on the subject of darkness for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 

 

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