Writer; professor of English. Born– October 20, 1943, in Pennsylvania; spent his childhood in Alabama. Parents– Claudius Lee and Jeanette Lucy Goodwin. Married–Lucia Stanton, June 16, 1964.  Children–one.  Education– Harvard University, B.A., 1965; University of Virginia, M.A., 1969.  US Army, 1966-68. Instructor at Washington and Lee University, 1969-73; assistant professor, Bryn Mawr College, 1973-78; professor, George Mason University, 1979- .  Director of Literature Program, National Endowment for the Arts, for two years.  PEN/Faulkner Foundation, cofounder, president. Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1973.


Contemporary Authors online; George Mason University website


The Blood of Paradise. New York; Dutton, 1979.

Breaking her Fall.  Harcourt, 2003.

Dream Gold.  Algonquian Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.

The Greatest Masters and Golf’s Elite.  Harper and Rowe, 1988.

Kin. New York; Harper & Row, 1975.