Dr. Ann Putnam is a professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, where she is currently teaching creative writing and gender studies as well as the Seminar in Scholarly Inquiry and on occasion a seminar on Ernest Hemingway.
She has published short fiction, personal essays, literary criticism and book reviews in various anthologies such as Hemingway and Women, Female Critics and the Female Voice, Hemingway in Context (Cambridge U. Press), Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works, and in such journals as the Hemingway Review, Western American Literature Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and the South Dakota Review to name several.
Her memoir, Full Moon at Noontide: A DAUGHTER’S LAST GOODBYE, has recently been reissued.
Ann was first a student of Hudson’s at the University of Washington; the two then became friends of long standing. Hudson frequently shared drafts of her work with Ann, which gives Ann a very unique perspective and ability to comment on both our publication of Unrestorable Habitats, and the potential publication of The Kindly Fruits of the Earth.
Dr. Putnam published two reviews on Hudson, which she has graciously allowed us to share with you.