Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Henry Holt, 2006) by Charles J. Shields Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive... View Article
Ellen Birkett Morris
About Ellen Birkett Morris
Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning journalist whose interviews and reviews have appeared in Authorlink, Prairie Schooner Online, The Louisville Courier-Journal, and reprinted in the reader’s guides to The Receptionist and Clever Girl. Her fiction has appeared in journals including Antioch Review, South Caroline Review, and Notre Dame Review. Ellen is a regular contributor to Authorlink.
Ellen is an avid reader and channeled her love of writing into a career as a journalist before taking up creative writing herself. She has contributed articles to national publications including Cooking Light, www.DrKoop.com, and www.womensenews.org.
Ellen’s creative writing crosses genres. She is the author of Surrender, a poetry chapbook. Her fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in journals including Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, wigleaf, Inscape, The Butter, and Shenandoah.
Ellen loves literary fiction, poetry, essays and mysteries. She seeks to interview authors who write beautifully and have a style that is both evocative and accessible.
“I love the work of writers who present unique characters revealed through quirky, particular details. If the characters are believable, I will follow them anywhere. I am less interested in celebrity books that are a collection of random anecdotes. I am looking for a narrative that takes me somewhere.”
Ellen enjoys hearing about where writers get their ideas for work and about the challenges each new book represents.
“It is an honor to talk to writers who share their creative process and talk about the challenges they have overcome. These kinds of insights help us become better writers and better readers.”
Author Archives for Ellen Birkett Morris
Claire Messuds THE EMPERORS CHIDREN does what great novels do best captures the spirit of a generation while telling personal stories that portray the nuances of human experience.
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Mirels Daughter by Kay Gill Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Kay Gill Author of Mirels Daughter (Fleur-de-Lis... View Article
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with... View Article
An exclusive Authorlink interview with Marcia K. Preston Author of The Piano Man (Mira Books 2005) by Ellen Birkett Morris April... View Article