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Brenda Wineapple

In addition to 'Ecstatic Nation' (a 'New York Times' "Notable Book") Brenda Wineapple is the author of 'White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson,' a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a 'New York Times' "Notable Book," and named best nonfiction of 2008 in 'The Washington Post,' 'The Christian Science Monitor,' 'The Economist,' among many other publications. Her earlier books include 'Hawthorne : A Life,' winner of the Ambassador Book Award for the Best Biography of 2003; 'Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein'; 'Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner.' In 2014 she received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; other honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim, an American Council of Learned Societies and two National Endowment Humanities Fellowships. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012 and is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and the New York Institute of the Humanities.

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