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Vivian Gussin Paley, American writer. Recipient American Book award for Lifetime Achievement, Columbus Foundation, 1998, Outstanding Achievement award, John Dewey Society, 2000; MacArthur fellow, 1989.

Background

Paley, Vivian Gussin was born on January 25, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harry A. and Yetta M. Gussin.

Education

Bachelor, University Chicago, 1947. Bachelor, Newcomb College, New Orleans, 1951. Master of Arts, Hofstra University, New York, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lewis and Clark University, Portland, Oregon, 2007. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Erikson Institute, Chicago, 2007.

Career

Teacher Great Neck Public School, New York, 1963—1970, University Chicago, 1971—1995.

Works

Connections

Married Irving O. Paley. Children: David, Robert.

father:
Harry A.

mother:
Yetta M. Gussin

spouse:
Irving O. Paley

children:
David Paley

Robert Paley