Joanne Dobson Honored by Hudson Valley Writers Center
Joanne Dobson was honored last week at the Hudson Valley Writers Center’s annual gala at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. Dobson, author most recently of the historical novel, The Kashmiri Shawl, was recognized for her multifaceted career as novelist, teacher, scholar, and editor.
Dobson is an internationally-known scholar of American women’s literature, having published on Emily Dickinson and 19th-century women writers, co-founded the scholarly journal Legacy, and edited for reprint the work of forgotten women writers. She was for many years an English professor at Fordham University and now teaches writing at the Hudson Valley Writers Center.
Her most recent novel, The Kashmiri Shawl, was published earlier this year. Dobson is the author of the six-book Karen Pelletier mystery series, published by Doubleday and Poisoned Pen Press. Quieter than Sleep, the first book in the series, was nominated for an Agatha Award. She was named the Noted Author of the Year by the New York Library Association, has been a Creative Arts Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, and was granted a Research Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities.