Gail Godwin in 2011. Photo by Jerry Bauer.
|Born||Gail Kathleen Godwin
June 18, 1937
|Alma mater||University of Iowa|
Gail Kathleen Godwin (born June 18, 1937) is an American novelist and short story writer. She has published one non-fiction work, two collections of short stories, thirteen novels, three of which were finalists for the National Book Award and five of which have made the New York Times Bestseller List. She has also published two volumes of her journals under the title, The Making of a Writer.
She worked briefly as a reporter for the Miami Herald, and then traveled to Europe and worked for the U.S. Travel Service at the U.S. Embassy in London. She returned to the U.S. after six years, and attended the University of Iowa, earning her M.A. (1968) from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and PhD (1971) in English Literature. While at the University of Iowa, she signed a contract with Harper & Row for her first novel, The Perfectionists.
- The Perfectionists (1970)
- A Sorrowful Woman (1971)
- Glass People (1972)
- The Odd Woman (1974)
- Dream Children (1976) (collection)
- Violet Clay (1978) (National Book Award finalist)
- A Mother and Two Daughters (1982); Ballantine Books, 1994, ISBN 9780345389237
- Mr. Bedford and the Muses (1983) (collection)
- The Finishing School. Random House Publishing Group. 1984. ISBN 978-0-345-47226-7.
- A Southern Family (1987)
- Father Melancholy's Daughter. HarperCollins. 1991. ISBN 978-0-380-72986-9.
- The Good Husband (1994)
- Evensong. Ballantine Books. 2000. ISBN 978-0-345-43477-7.
- Heart: A Natural History of the Heart-Filled Life. HarperCollins. 5 February 2002. ISBN 978-0-380-80841-0.
- Gail Godwin (2004). Evenings at Five: A Novel and Five Stories. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-46103-2.
- Queen of the Underworld. Random House Large Print. 2006. ISBN 978-0-7393-2599-5.
- The Making of a Writer, Vol. 1 (2006)
- Unfinished Desires: A Novel. Ballantine Books. 2010. ISBN 978-0-345-48321-8.
- The Making of a Writer, Vol, 2 (2011)
- Flora. A&C Black. 9 May 2013. ISBN 978-1-4088-4088-7.
- Publishing: A Writer s Memoir. Bloomsbury Publishing. 13 January 2015. ISBN 978-1-62040-826-1.
|92Y / The Paris Review Interview Series: Gail Godwin with John Irving|
- Official website
- Pia Z. Ehrhardt (Winter 2010).Gail Godwin, an interview at Narrative Magazine.
- Interview with Gail Godwin