Linda H. Matthews

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General Information

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Name: Linda H. Matthews

Pen Name: None


Born: in Portland, Oregon



Illinois Connection

Linda has lived for many years in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Matthews grew up in a modest middle-class family. Her mother was a first-grade teacher and her father worked for the FHA. Linda graduated from Reed College and then studied at Tufts University before moving to the Chicago area, where she has lived most of her adult life.

After brief interludes teaching medieval literature at Northwestern University and managing a small Chicago bookstore, Linda co-founded Chicago Review Press along with her husband, Curt. She was a publisher there until 2005, when she stepped down in order to research and write Middling Folk. Linda enjoys contributing articles to historical newsletters, practicing yoga, and working in her vegetable garden. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Published Works

  • Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family, Chicago Review Press, 2009

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Linda H. Matthews on WorldCat

Linda H. Matthews on Amazon


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