Upcoming from Marta Maretich

Cover image for the book of travel essays Inspired Journeys

Inspired Journeys:
Travel Writers in Search of the Muse

“Despite yourself, you arrive, and you’ve become someone else.”

Available from November 2016. Pre-order now.

I’m delighted to have my essay included in this anthology: Inspired Journeys: Travel Writers in Search of the Muse. It is edited by Brian Bouldrey and due out from University of Wisconsin Press in November 2016.

My contribution to this fine and quirky collection charts my search for Giambattista Tiepolo, the 18th century Venetian painter and subject of my novel, The Merchants of Light.

On that journey, I went looking for facts, but found so much more. My experience wasn’t unique, it seems, and my essay is in good company in an eclectic anthology of pieces by writers who, like myself, went in search of the sources of inspiration and found much more than they bargained for.

In this outstanding volume, editor Brian Bouldrey has assembled a stellar collection of writers—true storytellers all—who describe in the most human of terms their varied pilgrimages around the world in search of their elusive muses. —June Sawyers, Booklist

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New for 2017: The Bear Suit


Available from January 2017

“Don’t we all, secretly, want to transform? To be a bird in the sky, a fish in the river, a fox in the woods? The Bear Suit explores this very human impulse in original and surprising ways…anyone who has ever gone camping or who just thinks about it a lot will enjoy this wonderful and engaging story about being in nature and the wilds of the American West.”
Sharman Apt Russell, author of Diary of Citizen Scientist, winner of 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing

Fiction from Marta Maretich: The Merchants of Light

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Praise for The Merchants of Light

“Few writers bring such skill to writing about art…a wonderfully absorbing and exciting novel.”  Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

“Smart, elegant, earthy, and assured…” Ellis Avery, author of The Last Nude

“Tiepolo lives!” AN Wilson, Telegraph columnist and author of The Potter’s Hand

“Moving, haunting and necessary.” Grace Dane Mazur, author of Hinges: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination

“This novel made me fall in love with Tiepolo, his family and his world.” Catherine Temma, author of The Priest Fainted

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