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Inspired Journeys:
Travel Writers in Search of the Muse

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

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 October 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.


Latest 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