Judith Guest

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Date of Birth March 29, 1936
Place of Birth Michigan
Age 84 years old
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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
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: American
Alma mater: University of Michigan
Period: 1976–present
Genre: Literary fiction, mystery
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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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.

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