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172: Craft and contemporary Southern fiction with novelist, Marjorie Hudson
Episode 17222nd May 2023 • Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process • Tamara Kissane
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Let's open our 2023 season with a conversation with writer, Marjorie Hudson, about her beautiful novel, Indigo Field. Indigo Field is being described as "among the best of contemporary Southern fiction".

Marjorie Hudson is a longtime writer of fiction and non-fiction, a committed educator and community member, advocate and activist. Throughout this conversation, Marjorie describes her creative process, dropping helpful gems about craft as well as offering thoughts about ‘writing while living’ --the connection between what we write and our values, our interests, and our lives. 

Marjorie reads 3 selections from Indigo Field at the end of our discussion. If you are a person who likes your dessert first, then skip to about 7 minutes from the end, listen to the excerpts from Indigo Field and then start again from the top.

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*Transcript for this episode is coming. Please check back.*



Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois and raised in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from American University with a degree in Journalism and Women’s Studies. After serving as features editor of National Parks Magazine, she moved to rural North Carolina, working as a freelance writer with a column interviewing nature photographers and publishing articles in Garden & GunAmerican Land ForumWildlife in North CarolinaOur State Magazine, and North Carolina Literary Review. As copyediting chief for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, she encountered the work of contemporary Southern writers such as Jill McCorkle, Kaye Gibbons, and Clyde Edgerton for the first time. Inspired, she turned her hand to fiction writing, and her first story won a statewide award judged by Shannon Ravenel. She earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She lives with her husband, Sam, and feisty small terrier DJ, on a century farm in North Carolina, where she mentors writers and reads poetry to trees. 


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