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Julia Markus received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Victorian literature from the University of Maryland. She is a professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Hofstra University, and is the author of five novels and a biography of the Brownings’ marriage, Dared and Done, as well as the editor of two volumes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry. She is a recipient of both a National Endowment for the Arts and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. She researched part of Across an Untried Sea while a fellow at Hawthornden Castle, outside Edinburgh. She lives in Connecticut and New York.
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