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Gwendolen Gross

Gwendolen Gross

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Gwendolen Gross | Where is YOUR Home?
March 20, 2013
When I went to conservatory (in a double-degree program where I was at college at the same time), I always felt as though I  Read More...

Gwendolen Gross | Bread, Puppets, and Summer
August 17, 2011
Because it is summer, and because a woman at Oberlin College, Ma'ayan Plaut, gave me adjective sandwich recipes for   Read More...

Dubbed the reigning queen of women's adventure fiction by Joanna Smith Rakoff in Book Magazine, Gwendolen Gross grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Oberlin College, where she studied science writing and voice performance. She spent a semester in Australia with a field studies program, studying spectacled fruit bats in the rain forest remnants of Northern Queensland.

After college she moved to San Francisco, then San Diego, and worked in publishing, as well as performing with the San Diego Opera Chorus. Through the San Diego Writing Center, she was selected for the PEN West Emerging Writers Program.

Gwendolen received an M.F.A. in fiction and poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have been published in dozens of literary magazines, including Salt Hill Journal, Global City Review, The Laurel Review, and Hubbub, where her poem was selected for the 1999 Adrienne Lee Award.

Her first novel, Field Guide, was issued by Henry Holt in April 2001 (Harvest paperback 2002), and her second, Getting Out, in spring 2002. These two women's adventure fiction novels received critical acclaim. She then shifted her focus to the dramas of motherhood. with her third novel, The Other Mother (Random House, 2007). Gwendolen's most recent novel, The Orphan Sister, will be released in July 2011 (Simon and Schuster).

Gwendolen Gross is also an award-winning writing instructor and has led workshops at Sarah Lawrence College and the UCLA Extension online. Her guest lectures include appearances at the Fashion Institute of Technology, at Barnes and Noble's Educator's Night, and The World's Largest Writing Workshop. Gwendolen has worked as a snake and kinkajou demonstrator, naturalist, opera singer, editor, and mom. She lives in northern New Jersey with her family.

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Series

Books:

When She Was Gone, March 2013
Paperback / e-Book
The Orphan Sister, July 2011
Paperback
The Other Mother, August 2007
Hardcover
Getting Out, June 2002
Hardcover
Field Guide, April 2001
Hardcover

 

 

 

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