Journalist, writer. Born– June 18, 1937, Birmingham. Parents– Mose Winston and Kathleen (Krahenbuhl) Godwin. Married– Douglas Kennedy, 1960; married– Ian Marshall, July 17, 1965. Education– University of North Carolina, B.A.; University of Iowa, M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1971. Worked for Miami Herald, 1959-1960; U.S. Embassy in London and U.S. Travel Service, 1962-1965; taught at University of Iowa, 1967-1971; University of Illinois Center for Advanced Studies, Champaign-Urbana. Guggenheim fellowship, 1975-1976. Librettist for several musical works by Robert Starer. Member, Authors League of America, Modern Language Association, PEN, and Authors Guild. National Book Award Nominee; American Book Awards Nominee; Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award; Alabama Library Association Authors Award, 1979. Honorary doctorates from UNC (1987), University of the South (1994). and SUNY (1996).
Contemporary Authors online
Anna Margarita’s Will. Concord, N.H.; William B. Ewert, 1984.
Dream Children– Stories. New York; Knopf, 1976.
Evenings at Five. New York; Ballantine, 2003.
Evensong. New York: Ballantine, 1999.
Father Melancholy’s Daughter. New York; Morrow, 1991.
The Finishing School. New York; Viking, 1985.
Flora. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.
Glass People. New York; Knopf, 1972.
The Good Husband. New York: Ballantine, 1994.
Heart: A Personal Journey through its Myths and Meanings. New York: Morrow, 2001.
A Mother and Two Daughters. New York; Viking, 1982.
Mr. Bedford and the Muses. New York; Viking Press, 1983.
The Odd Woman. New York; Knopf, 1974.
The Perfectionists. New York: Harper, 1970.
Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Queen of the Underworld. New York: Random House, 2006.
A Southern Family. New York; Morrow, 1987.
Unfinished Desires. New York; Random House, 2009.
Violet Clay. New York; Knopf, 1978.
Anna Margarita’s Will. C.R.I., 1980.
Apollonia. Minneapolis, 1979.
The Ideal Self …. Melville, N.Y.; MCA Music, 1983.
Journals of a Songmaker. Pittsburgh, 1976.
Remembering Felix. Spectrum, 1989.
The Last Lover (Pelagia); a Musical Morality Play. Melville, N.Y.; MCA Music, 1977.