• Birth—late 1940s-early 50s
• Raised—various places in the Northeast
and Midwest U.S.
• Education—B.A., Swarthmore College; M.F.A.,
• Awards—(see below)
• Currently—lives near Portland, Maine
Eleanor Morse, a graduate of Swarthmore College, spent a number of years living in Botswana in the 1970s. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Vermont College.
Her novel An Unexpected Forest (2007), published by Down East Books, won the Independent Publisher's Gold Medalist Award for Best Regional Fiction in the Northeast U.S. and was also selected as the Winner of Best Published Fiction by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at the 2008 Maine Literary Awards.
Morse has taught in adult education programs, in prisons, and in university systems, both in Maine and in southern Africa. She currently works as an adjunct faculty member with Spalding University's MFA Writing program in Louisville, Kentucky. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine. (From the author's website.)
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