Gail Godwin is an American novelist and short story writer. Godwin has written 14 novels, two short story collections, three non-fiction books, and ten libretti. Her primary literary accomplishments are her novels, which have included five best-sellers and three finalists for the National Book Award. Most of her books are realistic fiction novels that follow a character's psychological and intellectual development, often based on themes taken from Godwin's own life.
|Born:||Gail Kathleen Godwin, June 18, 1937, Birmingham, Alabama|
|Education:||Bachelor's in Journalism, University of North Carolina, M.A. Ph.D, University of Iowa|
|Notable works:||A Mother and Two Daughters (1982), A Southern Family (1987)|
|Notable awards:||Three-time National Book Award nominee|
About Gail Godwin
An American novelist and short story writer, she is best known for her New York Times bestselling work, The Odd Woman (1974). Her other works include Glass People (1972) and Evensong (1999).
She studied at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop. She published her first literary work, The Perfectionists, in 1970.
She was a three-time National Book Award finalist.
She was born in Alabama and raised in North Carolina by her mother, Kathleen Krahenbuhl Godwin Cole, and her grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl.
She studied alongside Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Information related to Gail Godwin
- William Peace University alumni
- Writers from Birmingham, Alabama
- Iowa Writers' Workshop alumni