Vivian Gornick

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Vivian Gornick (born 14 June 1935 in The Bronx, New York City)[1][2] is an American critic, journalist, essayist, and memoirist. She was a reporter for the Village Voice from 1969 to 1977.[3] Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. She has published eleven books; the most recent, The Odd Woman and the City, was published in May, 2015.[4] She teaches writing at The New School. For the 2007-2008 academic year, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. In the 2014-15 academic year, she was the Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa.[5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • In Search of Ali Mahmoud: an American Woman in Egypt (1973, Saturday Review Press) (Nominated for the 1974 National Book Award)
  • The Romance of American Communism (1977, Basic Books)
  • Essays in Feminism (1978, Harper & Row)
  • Women in Science: Portraits from a World in Transition (1983, Simon & Schuster)[6]
  • Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (1987, Farrar, Straus and Giroux )
  • Approaching Eye Level (1996, Beacon Press)
  • The End of the Novel of Love (1997, Beacon Press; Nominated for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism)
  • The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative (2001, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton (2005, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • The Men in My Life (2008, MIT Press; National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for criticism)
  • Women in Science: Then and Now (2009, The Feminist Press at CUNY)
  • The Ancient Dream (Sep/Oct 2010, Boston Review)
  • Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life. (2011, Yale University Press; Finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Award)
  • The Odd Woman and the City (May 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)[7]


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