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Gail Godwin

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Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including Unfinished Desires, A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy's Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, and Evenings at Five. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961--1963, the first of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written libretti for ten musical works with the composer Robert Starer. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

Genres: Historical, Mystery, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
   The Perfectionists (1970)
   Glass People (1972)
   The Odd Woman (1974)
   Violet Clay (1978)
   A Mother and Two Daughters (1981)
   The Finishing School (1984)
   A Southern Family (1987)
   Father Melancholy's Daughter (1991)
   The Good Husband (1994)
   Evensong (1999)
   Evenings at Five (2003)
   Queen of the Underworld (2006)
   Unfinished Desires (2009)
   Flora (2013)
   Grief Cottage (2017)
   Old Lovegood Girls (2020)
   Dream Children (1976)
   Mr. Bedford and the Muses (1983)
Series contributed to
Non fiction show
Gail Godwin recommends
We Shall Not All Sleep (2017)
Estep Nagy
"This is an amazing book. It's rare to encounter such mature insight into as interesting and complex characters as these. Anyone who is fascinated by human crossovers and transformations will be thankful for We Shall Not All Sleep."
A Land More Kind Than Home (2012)
Wiley Cash
"This novel has great cumulative power. Before I knew it I was grabbed by the ankle and pulled down into a full-blown Greek tragedy."

Anthologies containing stories by Gail Godwin
Evening Games (1986)
Stories for Parents and Children
edited by
Alberto Manguel

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