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M.J. Andersen is an award-winning journalist and author of the memoir “Portable Prairie: Confessions of an Unsettled Midwesterner.” She writes a monthly books column, “Four Takes,” for the Boston Sunday Globe.


For more than 20 years, she wrote columns and editorials for The Providence Journal, where she began as a reporter.  Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, the Sacramento Bee, the Daily Princetonian, the Milbank Herald Advance and numerous other publications.


A native of South Dakota, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband, the artist Andrew Nixon

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