Madison Smartt Bell

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Birthday
1, 1957
Birthplace
Nashville, TN
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Nashville, TN

About

An American fiction writer, he is particularly known for his trilogy of novels focusing on Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution. One of the novels in the trilogy, All Souls' Rising, was a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award.

Before Fame

He taught for several creative writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminar.

Trivia

He won both the Ward Mathis Prize and the Francis Leymoyne Page Award.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Spires; together, they had one daughter.

Associated With

He and Frank Stella both studied at Princeton.