Professor; writer. Born– October 20, 1943, in Pennsylvania. Parents– Claudius Lee and Jeanette Lucy Goodwin. Education– Harvard University, B.A., 1965; University of Virginia, M.A., 1969. Married– Julia Stanton, June 16, 1964. Children– One. 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. PEN/Faulkner Foundation, cofounder, president. Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1973. Childhood spent in Alabama.
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.