Critical Mass

George Garrett, 1929-2008


George Garrett, author of nearly 40 books of novels, short stories, memoir, criticism, comment about the publishing world, poetry, and plays and editor of many anthologies, recipient of many prizes and grants, including the Academy award, Guggenheim and NEA, T.S. Eliot Award, PEN/Malamud, Aitken-Taylor Award, the Cleanth Brooks Award, etc., etc., co-founder of the AWP, founding member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and, says author Kelly Cherry, who was his student, “the best friend every writer who ever knew him had,” died Sunday night, at the age of 78.  The Washington Post obituary here.