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Madison, Jessica

Jessica Madison

  • Name(s)
    • Jessica Madison
    • Jessica Flinchum Madison
  • Date of Birth
    • August 31, 1980
    • Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Southeast Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2007
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2004
    • B.A., summa cum laude, in History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2002
    • Attended Somerset Community College, Somerset, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Southern Historical Association
    • Member of the Southern Association for Women Historians
    • Married, three sons
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2007-present
    • Teacher, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky
    • Teacher, Somerset Community College, Somerset, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Shepherdess

Manley, Mandy Langston

Mandy Langston Manley

Photo: Linkedin

  • Name(s)
    • Mandy Langston Manley
  • Date of Birth
    • Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Residences
    • Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
    • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Education
    • B.A. in Journalism, magna cum laude, University of Kentucky, College of Communications, 2004
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Grand prize, "Get Ready/Get Published" contest, St. Louis Publisher's Association, 2010
    • Best Spot News Coverage, Kentucky Press Association, 2005
    • Favorite Kentucky Kernel Writer, 2004
  • Employment
    • Freelance Social Media & Marketing Specialist, 2019-present
    • Content writer and editor, GoBrandGo! Agency, 2017-2018
    • Editor, Manifest Agency, 2016-2017
    • Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager, Rawlings Sporting Goods, 2015-2016
    • Marketing Communication Specialist Reliv International, 2012-2015
    • Publications Manager, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, 2011-2012
    • Managing editor, BMW Owners News, 2006-2010
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer

Manning, Maurice

  • Name(s)
    • Maurice Manning
  • Date of Birth
    • April 6, 1966
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Washington County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1999
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 1996
    • B.A., Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
  • Life Events
    • Vice-Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers
    • Member of Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation
    • Married, one daughter
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for The Common Man, 2011
    • Guggenheim Fellow, 2011
    • Fellowship from the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland
    • Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, Massachusetts
    • Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, 2001
  • Employment
    • Teaches English and Creative Writing, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012-present
    • Poetry faculty, Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, Swannanoa, North Carolina
    • Teacher, Indiana University M.F.A. program, 2004-
    • Teacher, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 2000-2004
    • Assistant professor of English, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Educator
    • Professor

Marlin, Brick

  • Name(s)
    • Brick Marlin
  • Date of Birth
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Ohio Valley, Indiana
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Horror Writers Association
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Blogger

Martin, George Madden

George Madden Martin

  • Name(s)
    • George Madden Martin (pseudonym)
    • George M. Martin
    • Georgia May Madden (birth name)
    • Mrs. Attwood R. Martin
  • Date of Birth
    • May 3, 1866
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • November 30, 1946
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Buried at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Anchorage, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Pewee Valley, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Teacher, Wellseley School, c.1890-1892
  • Life Events
    • Member of a Louisville literary club, the Author's Club
    • Board member of the Committee on Interracial Cooperation, 14 years
    • Member of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching (took on leadership role in the 1930s)
    • Member of the Democratic State Committee in the League of Nations campaign, 1920
    • Married Attwood Reading Martin, 1892
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • First woman to be made a Kentucky Colonel
  • Employment
    • Contributor:
      • Atlantic Monthly
      • Harper's Weekly
      • The Youth's Companion
      • St. Nicholas Magazine
      • Munsey's Magazine
      • The Black Cat
      • Ladies' Home Journal
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Harlem Renaissance supporter and activist

Martin, Kimmery

  • Name(s)
    • Kimmery Martin
  • Date of Birth
    • April 13
    • near Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • near Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Education
    • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Freelance Writer
    • Emergency Room Physician
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Physician
    • Writer
    • Speaker

Marvin, Gene

Gene Marvin

  • Name(s)
    • Gene Marvin
    • Eugene L. Marvin, Jr.
  • Date of Birth
    • August 7, 1931
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • December 29, 1994
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
    • Buried at Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum
  • Residence(s)
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Bachelors of Journalism, University of Kentucky
    • Masters of Journalism, University of Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Veteran of the United States Air Force, Korean War
  • Awards
    • Ohio's Author of the Year
  • Employment
    • The Ironton Tribune, Pomeroy, Ohio
    • Regional Staff Writer at Ashland, Independent, 1961
    • Manager of Catlettsburg Bureau
    • Boyd County Press Observer, publisher 1974
    • Big Sandy News, Managing Editor
  • Occupation(s)

Mason, Bobbie Ann

Bobbie Ann Mason

  • Name(s)
    • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Date of Birth
    • May 1, 1940
    • Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Pennsylvania
  • Education
    • Ph. D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1972
    • M. A., New York State University at Binghamton, 1966
    • B. A., University of Kentucky, 1962
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2016
    • Kentucky Literary Award from the Southern Kentucky Book Fest for The Girl in the Blue Beret, 2012
    • Kentucky Governor's Award in the Arts, 2012
    • Kentucky Book Award for Elvis Presley, 2004
    • The Southern Book Award for Fiction for Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail, 2002
    • Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award, 2010
    • Pulitzer Prize finalist in Biography for Clear Springs, 1999
    • Pushcart Prizes, 1984, 1996
    • National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Fiction for Feather Crowns, 1993
    • Inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, University of Kentucky, 1989
    • O. Henry Awards, 1986, 1988
    • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984
    • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Award, 1983
    • PEN/Faulkner Award finalist for Shiloh and Other Stories, 1983
    • National Book Award finalist for Shiloh and Other Stories, 1983
    • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction finalist for Shiloh and Other Stories, 1983
    • Penn/Hemingway Award for Shiloh and Other Stories, 1983
    • Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for Outstanding First Works of Fiction for Shiloh and Other Stories, 1983
    • Best American Short Stories, 1981, 1983
  • Employment
    • Writer-in-Residence, University of Kentucky, 2001-2011
    • Contributor to The New Yorker, 1980-
    • Assistant professor of English, Mansfield State College, Pennsylvania,1972-c.1979
    • Contributor to magazines, Movie Star, Movie LifeT.V. Star Parade, 1962-1963
    • Contributor to the Mayfield Messenger, 1960
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Teacher

Massie, Robert K., III

  • Name(s)
    • Robert K. Massie, III
    • Robert Kinloch Massie, III
  • Date of Birth
    • January 5, 1929
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • December 2, 2019
    • Irvington, New York
  • Residence(s)
    • Crittenden Cabin, Woodford County, Kentucky
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • New York City, New York
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in American Studies, Oxford University
    • B.A. in American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1950
  • Life Events
    • President of The Authors Guild, 1987-1991
    • Married Suzanne Rohrbach, 1954, three children, divorced 1990
    • Married Deborah Karl, 1992, three children
    • Served in the United States Navy
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2021
    • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, 2012
    • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography for Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, 2012
    • Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, 1983
    • Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Peter the Great: His Life and World, 1981
    • Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University
  • Employment
    • Professor of Journalism, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • Professor of Journalism, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Journalist
      • The Saturday Evening Post
      • Colliers' Magazine
      • Newsweek Magazine
      • Vanity Fair
      • The New Yorker
    • United States Navy Officer
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Historian
    • Writer

Mattmiller, Mark

  • Name(s)
    • Mark Mattmiller
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A. in Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Harrison County Board of Education, 1976-
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Farmer

Maupin, Carol

Carol Maupin

Photo: "Revenge in the Bluegrass" cover

  • Name(s)
    • Carol Maupin
  • Date of Birth
  • Residences
    • Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Kentucky
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
    • Evansville, Indiana
  • Education
    • B.A., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2016
  • Life Events
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Speaker

Maurer, David W.

David W. Maurer

  • Name(s)
    • David W. Maurer
  • Date of Birth
    • April 12, 1906
  • Date of Death
    • ca. June 11, 1981
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Ohio State University, 1935
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • University of Louisville, Professor of Linguistics, 1937-1972
  • Occupation(s)
    • Professor
    • Author
    • Linguist