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Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Elizabeth H. Winthrop is the author most recently of the novel The Mercy Seat. The novel documents the last hours before an execution of an African American man for the alleged rape of a white woman in Louisiana in 1943. The Mercy Seat is Winthrop’s fourth novel; her other books are The Why of Things (2013),  December (2008), and Fireworks (2006). Winthrop was a Schaeffer Writing Fellow at UC Irvine, where she also earned her MFA. She is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Endicott College.

New York Times Review of The Mercy Seat

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