Gurney Norman

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Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
Grundy, VA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Grundy, VA

About

An American writer and professor, he is best known for his novel Divine Right's Trip (1972), which focuses on the awakening of a hippie stoner. His other works include Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories (1977) and Ancient Creek: A Folktale (2012).

Before Fame

He spent two years in the U.S. Army and subsequently worked as a newspaper reporter.

Trivia

He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Family Life

He grew up in the Appalachian town of Grundy, Virginia. He later married Nyoka Hawkins.

Associated With

He and John Masefield were both poet laureates.