Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now writes and lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. She is author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book, just released in an expanded edition from Press 53.
Recipient of two Pushcart Special Mentions and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship , Hudson has published stories, essays, and poems in 5 anthologies and many magazines and journals. She writes on topics ranging from pond fishing to Sufi dancing, from extraordinary dogs to English explorers, from the artist’s life to the life of the monarch butterfly. Much of her work explores the links between history, the human spirit, and the natural world, and reviewers have compared her work to that of Thomas Hardy and Alice Munro.
Hudson is a graduate of American University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing and lectures for the NC Humanities Council Road Scholars on history and creative writing technique.