Journalist, professor. Born– June 18, 1937, Birmingham. Parents– Mose Winston and Kathleen (Krahenbuhl) Godwin. 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. Member, Modern Language Association, PEN, and Authors Guild, Alabama Library Associations Authors Award, 1979.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29R.


Anna Margarita’s Will. Concord, N.H.; William B. Ewert, 1984.

Dream Children– Stories. New York; Knopf, 1976.

Father Melancholy’s Daughter. New York; Morrow, 1991.

The Finishing School. New York; Viking, 1985.

Glass People. New York; Knopf, 1972.

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.

A Southern Family. New York; Morrow, 1987.

The Perfectionist. New York; Harper, 1970.

Violet Clay. New York; Knopf, 1978.


The Ideal Self …. Melville, N.Y.; MCA Music, 1983.

The Last Lover (Pelagia); a Musical Morality Play. Melville, N.Y.; MCA Music, 1977.