Gina Berriault

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Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 15, 1999 (73)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 15, 1999 (73)

About

An American novelist and short story writer, she is known for works such as Women in Their Beds: New & Selected Stories (1996) and The Lights of Earth (1984). She was a recipient of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Before Fame

She began writing stories on her father's typewriter when she was in elementary school.

Trivia

She received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Family Life

She grew up in Long Beach, California as the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants. She died at the age of seventy-three in Greenbrae, California.

Associated With

She taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where Chris Offut once studied.

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