BRISTOW, GWEN, 1903-1980

Journalist; writer.  Born– September 16, 1903, Marion, S.C. Parents– Louis Judson and Caroline Cornelia Winkler Bristow. Lived in Selma during her childhood and youth.  Married– Bruce Manning, June 14, 1929.  Education–Judson College, B.A., 1924; Columbia University School of Journalism.  Reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1925-34; afterwards a free-lance writer.  Lived in New York, Connecticut, and Hollywood.  Member Authors’ League of American; PEN International (international corresponding secretary). Several of her novels were Literary Guild selections. Elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1989. Died August 16, 1980.


Contemporary authors online; Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame website; obituary


The Alien and Other Poems.  Boston:  Badger, 1926.

Calico Palace.  Crowell, 1970.

Celia Garth.  New York: Crowell, 1959.

Deep Summer.  New York:  Crowell, 1937.

Golden Dreams.  Crowell, 1980.

Gwen Bristow:  A Self-Portrait.  New York: Crowell, 1940.

Handsome Road.  New York: Crowell, 1938.

Jubilee Trail.  New York:  Crowell, 1920.

This Side of Glory.  New York: Crowell, 1979.

Tomorrow Is Forever.  New York: Crowell, 1943.


Gutenberg Murders.  New York: Mystery League, 1931.

The Invisible Host.  Mystery League, 1930.

Mardi Gras Murders.  Mystery League, 1932.

The Ninth Guest.  Popular Library, 1975.

Two and Two Make Twenty-two.  Mystery League, 1932.


Papers of Gwen Bristow are held by several libraries, including those at UCL, and LSU.