Gail Godwin

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Date of Birth June 18, 1937
Place of Birth Alabama
Age 83 years old
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Gail Godwin

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
Occupation: Author
Citizenship: American
Education: Bachelor's in Journalism, University of North Carolina, M.A. Ph.D, University of Iowa
Genre: Fiction, autobiography
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).

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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.

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