Gwen Goodkin - Contributor

Gwen Goodkin

Gwen Goodkin writes fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, teleplays and stage plays. Her short story collection, A Place Remote, is out now from West Virginia University Press. Her essay collection, Mass for the Shut Ins, was named a finalist for Eyewear Publishing's Beverly Prize. She has won the Folio Editor's Prize for Fiction as well as the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. 

Gwen’s novel, The Plant, was named a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Novel-in-Progress competition. Her TV pilot script, "The Plant," based on her own novel-in-progress was named a quarterfinalist for Cinestory's TV/Digital retreat. She won the Silver Prize (Short Script) for her screenplay "Winnie" in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

Gwen has a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has also studied at the Universität Heidelberg. Gwen was born and raised in Ohio and now lives in Encinitas, California with her husband and daughters.