Kaye Gibbons (1960- )
- Born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina.
- Married once (divorced); partner of Frank Ward, an attorney; has three daughters.
- Attended North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, where she
wrote her first novel..
- Received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and
Letters and a citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation for Ellen Foster.
- Has won numerous awards for her later fiction and is the youngest writer ever to receive
the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, recognizing her contribution to French
- Both Ellen Foster and her second novel, A Virtuous Woman, past
selections of Oprah's Book Club.
Ellen Foster (1987)
A Virtuous Woman (1989)
A Cure for Dreams (1991)
Charms for the Easy Life (1993)
Sights Unseen (1995)
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon (1998)
The Book of Knowledge (1995)
Critical Sources and Reviews
- Biographical and critical information in the following Gale publications:
Contemporary Authors, Volume 151 and Contemporary Literary Criticism,
Volumes 50 and 88. Gale Literary Database (Contemporary Authors Online) can
be accessed online through a subscribing library at www.galenet.com. (CLC volumes
- Other print sources for biographical and critical information:
Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the
Volume 5. Edited by Carol Hurd Green and Mary Grimley Mason. New
Southern Writers. Edited by Roger Matuz. Detroit, 1999.
from Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye
Collection of Autobiogrpahical Writing. Ed. James Watkins. Vintage,
Retired Discussion Series