John B. L. Goodwin

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John B. L. Goodwin
Born John Blair Linn Goodwin
(1912-02-25)25 February 1912
Manhattan, New York, USA
Died 19 January 1994(1994-01-19) (aged 81)
Occupation author, poet

John Blair Linn Goodwin (1912–1994) was an American author and poet, best known for his story "The Cocoon" (1946), collected in Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Short Stories in 1947. A further short story was "Stone Still, Stone Cold" (1949)[1]

Goodwin was a native of Manhattan and a world traveler. His other works include the 1940 children's book The Pleasant Pirate, 1952 novel The Idols and the Prey about Haiti, and 1963 novella A View From Fuji. He died at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in January 1994.


New York Times obituary