Kaye Gibbons

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Birthday
10, 1960
Birthplace
North Carolina
Birth Sign
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Birthday
10, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
North Carolina

About

An American novelist, she is particularly known for A Virtuous Woman and Ellen Foster. The latter work won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction.

Before Fame

She studied American and English literature at North Carolina State University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Trivia

She suffered from bipolar disorder and was able to write some of her best-known works (including Ellen Foster) during her highly creative manic phases.

Family Life

She grew up in Nash County, North Carolina. She later had three daughters.

Associated With

Here novels Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman were selected for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.