Linda Lappin

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Linda Lappin is a prize-winning poet, novelist, travel writer, literary translator and writing teacher who divides her time between Italy and the USA. She has published four novels, The Etruscan, Katherine’s Wish, Signatures in Stone, which won the 2014 Daphne Du Maurier Award for mystery writing, and Loving Modigliani: The Afterlife of Jeanne Hébuterne. (2020)

Her creative writing book: The Soul of Place: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci published by Travelers Tales in 2015 won the gold medal in the Nautilus Awards in the field of creativity. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writing Workshop. For her work in literary translation, she received the Poggioli Prize from PEN and two National Endowment for the Arts gr
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Linda Lappin My most recent book The Soul of Place, A Creative Writing Workbook, originated as notes for a literary travel writing course I was teaching, and then …moreMy most recent book The Soul of Place, A Creative Writing Workbook, originated as notes for a literary travel writing course I was teaching, and then expanded to cover fiction and poetry as well inspired by place-consciousness.(less)
Linda Lappin My favorite fictional couple is Amor and Psyche - the ultimate lovers underlying every passionate pair. Psyche the human, earthly seeker and Amor, the…moreMy favorite fictional couple is Amor and Psyche - the ultimate lovers underlying every passionate pair. Psyche the human, earthly seeker and Amor, the disguised god. A similar energy is at work in the couple Harriet and Federigo in my novel The Etruscan.(less)
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The Sacred Grove of Bomarzo in fiction

On the the 22nd of March, I hosted a zoom event with three other writers on the Sacred Grove of Bomarzo -- Gigi Pandian, Teresa Cutler-Broyles, and Mary Jane Cryan.


Here's a brief description of the event and a link. In my presentation, I speak about the garden as a picture book in stone, telling an alchemical tale of transformation and how that fits in with my mystery novel, Signatures in Stone. I Read more of this blog post »
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Signatures in Stone (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: First Chapter of Signatures in Stone, a Bomarzo Mystery, to be released in April 2013 from Caravel Books, an imprint of Pleasure Boat Studio
Katherine's Wish (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A chapter from my novel, Katherine's Wish, dealing with the life of Mansfield. This chapter focuses on the friendship between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield

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2009 Finalist Foreword Book of the Year in Fiction
2010 Gold Medal IPPY Awards in the Historical fiction category
2011 Honorable mention, fiction Paris Book Festival


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The lives of four generations of women whose family gained wealth and prestige through the production of silk -- then lost all as modernity dawned -- are chronicled in this intriguing and exotic novel. Their stories are told from the point of view of ...more
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From BonjourParis.com -- editorial review by M. Mullins

When the lead character dies on page one, somehow you know a ghost must be waiting in the wings.
The protagonist of Linda Lappin’s new novel is Jeanne Hébuterne—artist, model and common-law wife o
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“We are constantly immersed in a network of signs and symbols whose meaning eludes us, but which, if only we could read them, would reveal every detail of our past and even predict our future. Like anticipatory echoes, they tingle in our consciousness, building in crescendo until the event they herald becomes fully manifest. Afterwards, they linger for a time before being drowned out by a new tide of signs rushing in upon us. Such signatures are everywhere...”
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“The soul of place is like an invisible net --or a force field -- cast up at times from within a house, neighborhood, or landscape to draw us into its labyrinthine folds.”
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“In the 16th century,parks and gardens were models of the cosmos and also tools for altering one's consciousness, possibly for changing one's destiny.”
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“The soul of place is like an invisible net --or a force field -- cast up at times from within a house, neighborhood, or landscape to draw us into its labyrinthine folds.”
Linda Lappin, The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci

“In the murky puddle of rainwater collected at the entrance of the tomb, I spied my own reflection,a dark, hatted figure against a pewter sky.”
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“Beyond that door lies an unknown world...where we can become immortal if we choose”
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“There was a blinding flash of magnesium and a smell of singed hair and dust. A green light flared in the boar's glass eye.”
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