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Sophy Burnham Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Burnham has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the writing industry

Sophy Burnham is especially celebrated for her groundbreaking work, "A Book of Angels," which was written after a long spiritual journey and explores the mystery of invisible and angel interventions.

    WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sophy Burnham with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished writer, Ms. Burnham celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Interested in writing from a young age, Ms. Burnham earned a Bachelor of Arts, in Italian language & literature cum laude, from Smith College in 1958. Her first job was as a typist at the Smithsonian Institution, where, before leaving five years later, she wrote the first book on the exhibits ever published by the Smithsonian, and produced and directed three films. Moving in 1965 to New York with her husband and little baby, she began freelancing and has published over the years, sometimes as a contributing editor, in such places as the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Esquire, Town and Country Magazine, The Reader's Digest of Japan, New Art Examiner, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Museum and Arts/Washington and New Woman Magazine. In 1973 her first bestselling book, The Art Crowd, an investigation into corruption in the New York contemporary art world was published. From 1971 to 1973 she worked as an acquisitions editor for David McKay, Inc. and then took no other jobs until from 1992 to 1996, Ms. Burnham worked as executive director for the Fund for New American Plays at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, serving directly with famed Broadway producer Roger Stevens to give money to theaters to produce new plays.

Exhibiting a wide variety of skills, Ms. Burnham is a speaker in her field, as well as an author, playwright and now, following a long spiritual journey, a psychic and medium. Her nonfiction books are: "The Art Crowd, "The Landed Gentry," "For Writers Only," "The Ecstatic Journey: The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience," "The Art of Intuition," and "The Path of Prayer," the last being named one of the best 50 books of the year. Ms. Burnham is especially celebrated for her groundbreaking work, "A Book of Angels," which was written after a long spiritual journey and explores the mystery of invisible and angel interventions. In addition to award-winning plays and a book of poetry, she has had two children's novels published, "Buccaneer," and "The Dogwalker," the adult novels, "Revelations," "The President's Angel," "The Treasure of Montségur," and Love, Alba."

Along with her creative contributions to literature, Ms. Burnham was a founding member of The Studio Theatre in Washington and of the District of Columbia Community Humanities Council, the regranting arm of the National Endowment for the Humanities in D.C She is the recipient of numerous awards for her books and plays, including her favorite, "Daughter of Mark Twain," Communications Arts Magazine's Award of Excellence, the Women's Theatre Award and the District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Council's Public Humanities Award, the Virginia Duvall Mann Award for her play "Snowstorms," and several for her feminist play that retells the Odyssey, "Penelope." Ms. Burnham's essays are found in several anthologies. Her books and essays been translated into more than 20 languages. She is an active member of the Cosmos Club in Washington DC, where she plays on the chess team.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Burnham has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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