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Marie Friedmann Marquardt ’94

Marie Friedmann Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, an author of young adult fiction and an immigration activist. Her three young adult novels, “Dream Things True” (2015), “The Radius of Us” (2017), and “Flight Season” (2018) were inspired by decades of research, advocacy and friendship with undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers. She has also published scholarly articles and co-authored two non-fiction books about Latin American immigration to the United States. Friedmann Marquardt is the founding co-chair of El Refugio, a Georgia nonprofit that serves detained immigrants and their families. She lives in a busy household in Decatur, Georgia, with her spouse (Chris Marquardt P92), four children, a dog and a bearded dragon.


Alumnae Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 6

Please join us for the Alumnae Author Book Fair to hear from a select group of authors who will share their stories and discuss their work with other alumni. The Fair will be held Saturday, October 6 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Chancellor Green.

Featured Authors:


Alumnae Author Book Reading, Q&A and Reception at Labyrinth

Thursday, October 4

Listen to alumnae authors share passages from their published works.


Katherine Chen ’12, “Mary B”

Marie Friedmann Marquardt ’94, “Flight Season”

Liza Mundy ’82, “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War Two”

Laura Vanderkam ’01, “Off the Clock”