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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 314, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2457
Email Lecturer
Marcie Hershman

M.A. University of Massachusetts at Boston
B.A. Boston University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Research Interests

  • Writing of Fiction
  • Journalism (esp. Reviews, Opinion Articles)

Major Awards

  • 1999-2001: Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence, Brandeis University
  • 1993: Fellow in Fiction: Bunting Institute, Harvard University
  • 1992: Boston Globe/LLWinship Book Award: Special Fiction Citation for Tales of the Master Race, (HarperCollins, 1991)
  • 1993: St. Botolph Grant for Artistic Merit,
    1992-95: Corporation of Yaddo, MacDowell Colony: Writing Residencies

Publication Highlights

  • Speak to Me: Grief, Love and What Endures (non-fiction/memoir) 2001, Beacon Press; paperback, Beacon Press: 2002.
  • Safe in America (novel) 1995, Harper Collins; 1996 Harper Perennial
  • Tales of the Master Race (novel) 1991, Harper Collins; 1992, Harper Perennial. currently in 5th printing
  • Representative sample of essays:
    • "The Honan-Allston Library", ArchitectureBoston, 2004
    • "The New England Holocaust Memorial", ArchitectureBoston, 2000
    • "The World and the Library" (essay) 1996, Poets & Writers; Many reprints
    • "No Burden to Bear" (essay) 1992, New York Times Magazine; many reprints