Martha McPhee

  • * National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

  • * National Book Award Nominee

  • * Guggenheim Fellow

Martha McPhee is the author of the novels Bright Angel Time, Gorgeous Lies, L’America and Dear Money. In 2002 she was nominated for a National Book Award. Her novels have been Best Books of The Year on The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune lists. Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Newark Star Ledger, More, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Traveler, Travel & Leisure, among many others. She teaches fiction writing at Hofstra University and lives in New York City.


  • McPhee’s luminous first novel about a newly divorced mother and her daughters, on the road in the early 1970s [...]

  • A love affair between an American woman and an Italian man [...]

  • A novelist becomes a bond trader in the heady days of New York’s second gilded age [...]