Ellen Gilchrist (1935- )

Ellen GilchristIn the Land of Dreamy Dreams (1981) sold more than 10,000 copies in its first ten months and won immense critical acclaim. Her next collection of stories, Victory over Japan (1984) won the National Book Award. Author of more than twenty books of fiction, poetry, nonfiction Gilchrist studied writing under Eudora Welty at Millsaps College. She teaches creative writing and contemporary literature at the University of Arkansas.