In the course of her long career, Marianne Hauser published numerous works of fiction, including Prince Ishmael, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and selected by The New York Times as one of the year's outstanding books. Her other books include Monique, Shadow Play in India, Dark Dominion, The Choir Invisible, A Lesson in Music, Me & My Mom, The Memoirs of the Late Mr. Ashley, and The Talking Room, published by Fiction Collective. She died in June, 2006 at the age of ninety-five.
"An incisive, brilliant writer."—Village Voice
"She succeeds in fusing the fantastic and the ordinary."—New York Times Book Review