Gail Godwin is a
three-time National Book Award nominee and the bestselling author of many
critically acclaimed novels, including 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, 19611963, the first
of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship,
a National Endowment for the Arts grant 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 her long-time companion, composer Robert Starer, who died in 2001.
This biography was last updated on 12/05/2010.
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