Margaret A. Harrell

Margaret A. Harrell

Memoirs—Misremembering and Then Remembering Yourself

Margaret A. Harrell, a dual national (U.S./Belgian), has lived and written in Morocco, Switzerland, Belgium, and the U.S. She is a sought-after speaker, most recently at the week-end-long Launch in a San Francisco art gallery of her coffee table book, The Hell’s Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic (available only at She habitually speaks as a VIP at the Louisville Gonzo Fest. Other recent appearances include the Las Vegas Book Fest and Wonderland Book Club.

The copy editor/assistant editor of Hell’s Angels and other best-selling books at Random House in the late 1960s, she was the international editing coordinator of a het Toreke museum project in Belgium in the 1990s. Now living in Raleigh, North Carolina, she is a longtime freelance book editor, a light body meditation teacher, and a cloud photographer exhibited in multiple countries.

A three-time MacDowell Colony fellow, she has degrees from Duke University (BA) and Columbia University (MA) and studied three years postgraduate at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich. She has fourteen published books, including the Keep This Quiet! memoir series. The latest book, The Hell’s Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic, a full color coffee table 297-page extravaganza, was published in  soft cover in 2020 and in a collectors’ hard cover edition by Norfolk Press in 2021. In addition to 150 images, the bulk of the letters from Hunter while she worked with him on Hell’s Angels (in full color and glory), the book relies on heavy research as well as narrative. Other passions are intermediate ballet and her dog Hans.


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Margaret will appear on the Biography and Memoir panel.

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