Judith Guest is an American novelist and screenwriter. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and is the great-niece of Poet Laureate Edgar Guest. She is a recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize.
|Born:||March 29, 1936, Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Alma mater:||University of Michigan|
|Genre:||Literary fiction, mystery|
|IMDb:||Judith Guest's IMDb|
About Judith Guest
An American novelist and screenwriter, she is known for her 1982 novel, Second Heaven. Another of her popular works, Ordinary People, was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
She taught at a public school for several years before dedicating herself to writing. She published her debut novel, Ordinary People, in 1976.
She is the great-niece of Edgar Guest, a former U.S. Poet Laureate.
She married her college sweetheart, Larry LaVercombe. The couple became parents to three children.
Her novel, Ordinary People, was made into a film starring Mary Tyler Moore.