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Madison Smartt Bell’s essays on literary topics have appeared in such publications as Harper’s and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. His historical novel All Souls’ Rising (1995) was a finalist both for a National Book Award and for a PEN/Faulkner Award. It won a Maryland Library Association Award and an Annisfield-Wolf Award. In 1996, Bell was included in Granta magazine’s list of “Best American Novelists Under Forty.”