Marge Piercy is one of the few American writers who is both an accomplished poet and a distinguished novelist. One of the nation’s best-selling poets, she is also the master of many genres of novels, including historical, social commentary, contemporary entertainment, and science fiction, for which she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom.
Piercy is author of 19 volumes of poetry and the critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Her 17 novels include the New York Times best-seller Gone to Soldiers, the national best-sellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time. She is coauthor, with Ira Wood, of So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and Memoir. In total, her books have been translated into 19 languages.
Marge Piercy is also an experienced teacher of writing and has taught, lectured, and/or performed her work at more than 450 universities around the world. She has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS specials, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Terry Gross’s Fresh Air, the Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide.
What People are Saying About Marge Piercy
“Marge Piercy is not just an author, she’s a cultural touchstone. Few writers in modern memory have sustained her passion, and skill, for creating stories of consequence.”
—The Boston Globe
“Marge Piercy is a literary icon—novelist, poet, social activist.”
—Alice Hoffman, author of Practical Magic