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writer and teacher

Grace Paley, American author, educator. Recipient Literary award for short story writing National Institute Arts and Letters, 1970, Edith Wharton award New York State, 1988, 89, Rea award for short story, 1993, Vermont Governor's award for Excellence in the Arts, 1993, award for contribution to Jewish culture National Foundation Jewish Culture; Guggenheim fellow; appointed Vermont Poet Laureate, 2003-2007.

Background

PALEY, Grace was born on December 11, 1922 in The Bronx, New York, New York, United States. Daughter of Isaac Goodside and Manya Ridnik Goodside.

Education

Educated, Hunter Collegeeducated, New York University.

Career

Formerly teacher Columbia, Syracuse University. Retired member literature faculty Sarah Lawrence College, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, City University of New York.

Works

Membership

Secretary New York Greenwich Village Peace Center. Member American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Jess Paley, June 20, 1942. Children: Nora, Dan. Married Robert Nichols, 1972.

father:
Isaac Goodside

mother:
Mary (Ridnyik) Goodside

spouses:
Jess Paley

Robert Nichols

children:
Nora Paley

Dan Paley