- Meanwhile There are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald (2015) co-editor with Tom Nolan
- What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell (2011) editor
- Eudora Welty: A Biography (2005)
- One Writer’s Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty (2002)
- Welty and Politics: Did the Writer Crusade? (2001)
- The Welty Collection: A Guide to the Eudora Welty Manuscripts and Documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Welty historian Marrs has been studying the life and works of Eudora Welty for over twenty-eight years. She is currently an English professor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and serves as the Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. She was awarded the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Welty Scholarship.
Marrs met Welty in 1983 and the two formed a close friendship, which lasted until Welty died at the age of 92 on July 22, 2001. Suzanne Marrs’s Eudora Welty: a Biography has received high praise and, according to Tony Leuzzi in BookReporter, ” it is engaging, well-researched…and necessary for any self-respecting Americanist and Welty scholar.” She has also collected and written about the correspondence of Welty with Ross Macdonald and William Maxwell.
- The Millsaps College page for Suzanne Marrs
- LSU Press
- Interview with Marrs and excerpt from her book “What there is to say we have said”. The Diane Rehm Show, 2011.
- Welty Foundation website
- Review of Eudora Welty: A Biography, by Francine Prose, 2005. New York Times