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Marion Rous Hodgkin '39

Marion Rous Hodgkin '39, an iconic children’s book editor who transformed the field with her impeccable taste, died March 11, 2015.

Successful first in American then English publishing, “Marni” had a fascinating life in addition to her legendary editorial work: She was the first woman to win a Yale Henry Fellowship and was also the daughter and wife of Nobel Prize-winning scientists. According to her obituary, “All her friends will remember her warmth, her wit, her voice with only a trace of American intonation, her affection for everyone she knew—and her unceasing interest in all around her.

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