Mary Gaitskill

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Birthday
11, 1954
Birthplace
Lexington, KY
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Lexington, KY

About

An American author of fiction and essays, she is particularly known for her 2005 novel, Veronica, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her short stories also served as the inspiration for the 2002 film, Secretary, which stars actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Before Fame

She became a born-again Christian when she was twenty-one years old; however, she later changed her mind about the conversion.

Trivia

She received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN/Faulkner Award nomination.

Family Life

She married writer Peter Trachtenberg in 2001; they separated nine years later.

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She was inspired by the work of Vladimir Nabokov.