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translator , writer

Judith Moffett, American writer, translator. Recipient Translate prize Swedish Academy, 1982, Theodore Sturgeon award, 1987, John W. Campbell award, 1988; Fulbright Teaching fellow, 1967; Fulbright Travel grantee, 1973; Creative Writing grantee Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1976, 80, 91; Translate grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1983, National Education Association Creative Writing fellow, 1984; grantee Swedish Academy, 1994.

Background

Moffett, Judith was born on August 30, 1942 in Louisville. Daughter of James Selby Moffett and Margaret Lee Cowherd.

Education

Master of Arts in English, Colorado State University, 1966. Master of Arts in American Civilization, University Pennsylvania, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1971.

Career

Assistant professor English Pennsylvania State University, Erie, 1971-1975. Visiting instructor poetry University Iowa, Iowa City, 1977-1978. Professor English University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978-1993.

Instructor University Kentucky, Lexington, 2000—2004.

Works

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Archaic rock art, hiking, gardening, birdwatching.

Connections

Married Edward B. Irving Junior, March 17, 1983 (deceased March 1998).

father:
James Selby Moffett

mother:
Margaret Lee Cowherd

spouse:
Edward B. Irving Junior