John Gardner (American writer)

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John Champlin Gardner Jr. (July 21, 1933 – September 14, 1982) was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He was known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth from the monster's point of view.

Gardner was killed in a motorcycle accident in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, aged 49.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "The Arch and the Abyss: A John C. Gardner Resource". Genesee Community College. April 9, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2010.
  • Paul F. Ferguson, John R. Maier, Sara Matthiessen, Frank McConnell (Spring 1979). "John Gardner, The Art of Fiction No. 73". The Paris Review. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3394/the-art-of-fiction-no-73-john-gardner. 
  • "Audio Interview with John C. Gardner", Wired for Books
  • "Thirty years Later: A Conversation on John Gardner (with Joel Gardner). March 2012. [1]
  • Audio interview of John Gardner by Stephen Banker, circa 1978