Discipline: Literature – fiction

Marnie Mueller

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

Marnie Mueller is an American novelist. In 1963 she joined the Peace Corps, serving two years in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She worked for WBAI as programming director, but resigned in 1977, over staff cuts. She lives in New York City, with her husband Fritz Mueller. Marnie Mueller wrote her widely acclaimed first novel, Green Fires: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest (Curbstone Press, cloth 1994, paper 1999, currently in-print with Northwestern University Press). With her second novel, The Climate of the Country, set in the Tule Lake Japanese internment camp during WWII, Marnie Mueller once again transformed her personal experience into fiction. It was published to acclaim by Curbstone Press in 1999 (currently in-print with Northwestern University Press). The novel was extensively reviewed both nationally and internationally in the Far East, England, and Italy, in print as well as on such electronic media outlets such as NPR's "Fresh Air."



Marnie Mueller worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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