Travels from: Massachusetts
Dawn Tripp's fourth novel, Georgia, is a national bestseller and was a finalist for the 2016 New England Book Award and winner of the 2017 Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature.
Georgia is a dazzling work of historical fiction which brings the iconic artist Georgia O'Keeffe to life, explores her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and follows her quest to become an independent artist. A breathtaking work of imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman and her search for love and artistic freedom, which the New York Times called "Complex and original, Georgia conveys O'Keeffe's joys and disappointments, rendering both the woman and the artist with keenness and consideration."
Tripp is the author of three previous novels: Game of Secrets, Moon Tide, and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review and NPR, among other publications. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her family.
Talks and Topics
Female Power and the Enduring Legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Legend, Life
Georgia: A Work of Historical Fiction
Transforming Real People and Private Lives into Historical Fiction
Intersections of Art and Life and the Story of Georgia O'Keeffe
Female Strength, Domestic Violence, and the Story of Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe: Artist and Muse
Cancer and the Power of Stories
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In the News:
"Novel Paints an Intimate Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe" - USA Today (Feb 2016)
"Dawn Tripp's Georgia Offers Multidimensional View of Artist O'Keeffe," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Feb 2016)
"A Novelist Re-imagines the Interior Life of Georgia O'Keeffe," Boston Globe (Feb 2016)
Beyond the Eternal Feminine" - Salon (Mar 2016)
"Literary Society Presents Author Dawn Tripp" - The Desert Sun (Mar 2017)
"Fictional Reinventions" - The Center for Fiction
"The Holy and Demonic Pull of Writing" - Virginia Quarterly Review (May 2013)