John Champlin Gardner

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General Information

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Name: John Champlin Gardner

Pen Name: John Gardner

Born: July 21, 1933 in Batavia, New York

Died: September 13, 1982


Illinois Connection

John Gardner was on the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from 1965 to 1974.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Gardner was a well-known and controversial American novelist, critc and university professor, best known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth. His books frequently reflect his backgound in medieval literature.

Published Works

  • The Resurrection, New American Library, 1966
  • The Wreckage of Agathon, Harper, 1970
  • Grendel, Knopf, 1971
  • The Sunlight Dialogues, Knopf, 1972
  • Jason and Medeia, Knopf, 1973
  • Nickel Mountain, A Pastoral Novel, Knopf, 1973
  • The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle, 1974
  • Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales, 1975
  • Gudgekin The Thistle Girl, 1976
  • October Light, Knopf, 1976
  • In the Suicide Mountains, 1977
  • The Life and Times of Chaucer, 1977
  • On Moral Fiction, 1978
  • Freddy`s Book, Knopf, 1980
  • Mickelsson`s Ghosts, Knopf, 1982

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Child's Bestiary

ISBN: 0394834836
Release Date: 1977-08

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Dragon Dragon and Other Timeless Tales

ISBN: 0553150677
Release Date: 1976-09

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Dragon, Dragon, and Other Tales

ISBN: 039493122X
Release Date: 1975-10

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Literary Awards

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External Links

John Champlin Gardner on WorldCat

John Champlin Gardner on Amazon

John Garner on Wikipedia

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