Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, raised in Washington, D.C., and has lived in rural North Carolina for almost 30 years. A 2012 Arts Council Fellowship recipient, Hudson has published stories, essays, and poems in 5 anthologies and many magazines and journals. She is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a short story collection that received many honors—it was a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Distinguished First Fiction, a Novello Literary Award Finalist, Perpetual Folly Best Story Collection of the Year, and a nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Award. She is also author of Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book. Both books explore, one in fiction, and one in memoir and essay, the theme of newcomers in the South.
Hudson teaches creative writing at Central Carolina Community College and her own Kitchen Table Workshops, and she lectures on history and creative writing for colleges, libraries, and organizations through the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars program.
For more information, see www.marjoriehudson.com