A former waitress, ballerina, bookseller, and film publicist, Margaret DeRosia is a writer, editor, and historian originally from Michigan. She received her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and her PhD from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where her dissertation, Detecting Desire: Envisioning Film Noir, was a Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ finalist for dissertation of the year. Margaret has taught film history, literature and digital media studies at the Universities of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz, Sonoma State University, the California College of Art, and Western University. Her debut novel, Eight Strings, was an instant bestseller in Canada, a work of queer historical fiction set in the glittering milieu of late nineteenth-century Venetian marionette theater (Simon & Schuster Canada, 2023). Currently, she resides in Toronto with her wife and two cats.
Margaret DeRosia is published by Simon & Schuster Canada