Abigail Santamaria holds a MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and has received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Abigail Santamaria's Joy is ... a relentlessly focused and detailed biography of Joy Davidman ... a serious and substantial work [that] takes the reader far beyond the familiar romance of the film and play Shadowlands, and the brilliance of Lewis's meditation on Davidman's death, A Grief Observed ... This groundbreaking study contributes not just to established Lewis studies, but brings to the foreground the cost of being a talented woman in a patriarchal world. It makes its case for the possibility of Christian faith in a compromised world with elegance and skill. - Church Times