Novelist Ursula DeYoung earned her BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and her PhD in History from Oxford University. Her first book, an intellectual biography of John Tyndall entitled A Vision of Modern Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), examines the nineteenth-century physicist’s efforts to establish the scientist as a cultural authority in Victorian England. Her debut novel, Shorecliff (Little, Brown, 2013), tells the story of a New England family and the secrets revealed when they reunite on the Maine coast in the summer of 1928. Ursula is currently working on her next novel, a comedy of manners set in late-nineteenth-century New England, as well as on a collection of essays about little-known twentieth-century writers, which can be read on her website. Ursula lives in Cambridge, MA and teaches courses on novel writing at GrubStreet, one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers.
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