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Madison Smartt Bell

MADISON SMARTT BELL is the author of numerous novels, including All Souls Rising (1995), nominated for a National Book Award and the Pen/Faulkner Prize, and Freedom's Gate (2007), a biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture. He teaches writing at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and is married to the poet Elizabeth Spires.