Marjorie Sandor’s teaching and research interests include the literary uncanny and myth in American fiction. She has written four books, including the recently released memoir, The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction (May 2011, Arcade Publishing). In 2015, St. Martins Press published her edited anthology, The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows, an international compilation of literary short stories ranging from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural. Her own most recent story collection, Portrait of my Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime: Stories (Sarabande Books), won the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction, and her book of essays, The Night Gardener (The Lyons Press), won the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction. Her work has twice appeared in Best American Short Stories, as well as in the Pushcart Prize XIII, and other anthologies. She received her B.A. from University of California at Davis and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers Workshop.
Her debut novel, The Secret Music at Tordesillas, is the inaugural winner of the Tuscarora Award for Historical Fiction, and will be published in early 2020 by Hidden River Press.