Martha Southgate is the author of four novels. Her fourth novel, The Taste of Salt, was published in September 2011 to critical acclaim. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her July 2007 essay from The New York Times Book Review, "Writers Like Me," appears in the anthology Best African-American Essays 2009. Previous nonfiction articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O, Premiere, and Essence. She also has essays in the anthologies Behind the Bedroom Door and Heavy Rotation: Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives. You can contact her via Twitter: @mesouthgate
Martha Southgate worked in the Sorosis studio.
Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast facade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…