Jaimy Gordon

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Jaimy Gordon at the 2011 Texas Book Festival.

Jaimy Gordon (born July 4, 1944) is an American writer.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Baltimore, graduated from Antioch College in 1966, received an M.A. in English from Brown University in 1972, and earned Doctor of Arts in Creative Writing in 1975, also from Brown. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she teaches in the MFA program of Western Michigan University.[1]

Career[edit]

Teaching[edit]

Writing[edit]

Gordon is considered to be an important writer, whose literary works have been recognized and highlighted at Michigan State University in their Michigan Writers Series.[2] She is author of the underground fantasy classic Shamp of the City-Solo.

Awards[edit]

Her fourth novel, Lord of Misrule, published by McPherson & Co., won the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction.[3][4]

Works[edit]

  • Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Company, 2010)
  • Bogeywoman
  • Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue (Burning Deck, 1979)
  • Private T. Pigeon's Tale (Treacle Press, 1979)
  • The Bend, The Lip, The Kid (Sun Press, 1978)
  • The Rose of the West (Woodbine Press, 1976)
  • Shamp of the City-Solo (Treacle Press, 1974)
  • She Drove Without Stopping

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Michigan Writers Series". Michigan State University Libraries. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ "National Book Awards – 2010". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
    (With acceptance speech by Gordon, interviews of and readings by all five finalists.)
  4. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/books/18awards.html

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