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    Profile:

    Brenda Wineapple's new book is The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation (Random House, May 2019) praised by author Ron Chernow as "superbly lyrical."

    In addition, Whitman Speaks, her selection of some of Walt Whitman's observations about writing, literature, America, and what it means to be a maverick will be published in April 2019 by the Library of America.

    Wineapple is also the author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, a New York Times “Notable Book" and "magnificent," as Daniel Walker Howe noted in The Wall Street Journal. Other books include White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Genêt: A Biography of Janet FlannerSister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award. She is the also editor of The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America’s American Poets Project and the anthology, Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing.

    Numerous other honors include a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, two National Endowment Fellowships in the Humanities, and most recently an NEH Public Scholars Award (2016). She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians and regularly contributes to major publications such as the New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Review of BooksBookforum, Threepenny Review, and The American Scholar.

    Recent Publications:

    Brenda Wineapple's most recent book is The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation (Random House, May 2019).

    Research Interests:

    Brenda Wineapple has just written a book on impeachment and, in particular, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, for Random House.

    Awards And Honors:

    Wineapple is the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and two fellowships from the National Endowment in the Humanities. She is an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2014, she received the prestigious Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

    Current Courses:

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project

    Non-Fiction Workshop

    Non-Fiction Workshop (Fall 2018)

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