Op-Eds, Blogs, and Media
By the Author
Author Op-Ed: A new window into the extraordinary life of Sally Hemings
The Washington Post
Author Op-Ed: TWO PATHS: The Strange and Ironic Fates of Jefferson’s Daughters
- The Daily Beast
March 17, 2017 Having spent the past five years immersed in research on the Jefferson and Hemings families for two historical novels I wrote, I was thrilled to learn that Sally Hemings’s room at Monticello will be reopened.
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September 17, 2016 Martha Jefferson was Virginia elite. Her half-sister Harriet, though seven-eighths white, was deemed a slave at birth. No one could have predicted their fates. Read more >>
Author Op-Ed: History Made Real
You Must Read This - NPR
April 18, 2008 History Made Real in 'April Morning' Maybe you knew me — I was that pale, skinny kid with the dark circles under her eyes who ran off the school bus, grabbed a book, went into her bedroom and locked the door. But before you start putting me in the same crate with the eggheads, I'd better mention it wasn't any math or history book I grabbed, it was a Hardy Boys or a Nancy Drew... Read more >>
Guest Blog Post:
"Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father"
- Book Club Girl
September 7, 2016 From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter—Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. Read more >>
In the Media
"The Man Behind the Myth"
- Virginia Living Magazine
October 2016 Full length video of Sally Cabot Gunning discussing her new book, Monticello. Click to watch >>
Author Talk: Monticello
- Brewster Ladies Library
September 15, 2016 WCAI's Mindy Todd speaks with Cape Cod author Sally Cabot Gunning in our Woods Hole studios. She's written a historical novel about the life of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter titled Monticello. Listen >>
Radio Interview: "Monticello" on The Point with Mindy Todd
- NPR's WCAI
"Monticello -A People's History" - Provincetown Magazine
September 14, 2016 There aren’t many people who can track their family histories on Cape Cod as far back as Sally Cabot Gunning. The Brewster writer, who will be a featured guest at the inaugural Provincetown Book Festival, had relatives aboard the Mayflower, which first docked in Provincetown back in 1620. Read more >>
"Fact and Fictions"
January 2014 Full length video of Sally's talk on Benjamin Franklin's Bastard at the Brewster Ladies Library. Watch the video >>
Author Talk: Benjamin Franklin's Bastard
- Brewster Ladies
June 10, 2010 Author Sally Gunning talks about her book, "The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel." It's historical fiction that offers new perspectives on old stories.
Radio Interview: "The Rebellion of Jane Clarke"
on The Point with Mindy Todd
- NPR's WCAI
Radio interview: "Writers on Writing"
- WUCI University of California
May 21, 2008 An interview for the University of California WUCI "Writers on Writing" radio program.