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Suzanne Marrs is the author of One Writer's Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty and Eudora Welty, A Biography. Her biography of Welty was selected as an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review, as one of the Chicago Tribune's Best of 2005 in the non-fiction category, and as one of Booklist's Top Ten Biographies for 2005-06. Marrs has received the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Welty Scholarship from the Eudora Welty Society, the Humanities Scholar of the Year Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Distinguished Professor Award from Millsaps College, where she is Professor of English and Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. She is the editor of the recently published "What There Is to Say We Have Said": The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell, which the Chicago Tribune listed as one of the best reads of 2011.