Martha Southgate

Author of four novels; the newest, The Taste of Salt, was published in September 2011 and named one of the best novels of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe. Recipient of fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Bread Loaf Writers Conference. “Writers Like Me,” her essay published in The New York Times Book Review, appears in the anthology Best African American Essays 2009. Previous nonfiction articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence. She is at work on a new novel. SLC, 2013-

Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

  • Not all white, not all men, all good writers

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