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Grafton, Sue

Sue Grafton

  • Name(s)
    • Sue Grafton
    • Sue Taylor Grafton
  • Date of Birth
    • April 24, 1940
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • December 28, 2017
    • Santa Barbara, California
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Santa Barbara, California
  • Education
    • B. A. in English, University of Louisville, 1961
    • Western Kentucky State Teachers College (later Western Kentucky University)
  • Life Events
    • Married Steve Humphrey, 1978
    • Settled in Santa Barbara, 1964
    • Married Al Schmidt, 1962, divorced
    • Married James L. Flood, 1959, two children, divorced in 1961
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in 2019
    • Bouchercon's Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013
    • Received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, 2009
    • Awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger by the British Crime Writers' Association, 2008
    • Ross Macdonald Literary Award, 2004
    • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America
    • Lifetime Achievement Award from Malice Domestic
    • YWCA Lexington Smith-Breckinridge Distinguished Woman of Achievement Award, 2000
    • Books from the Kinsey Millhone series were on the New York Times Best Seller list for a total of about 400 weeks
    • Shamus Best Novel Award for "K" Is for Killer, 1995
    • Shamus Best Novel Award for "G" Is for Gumshoe, 1991
    • Anthony Best Novel Award for "G" Is for Gumshoe, 1991
    • Anthony Best Novel Award for "C" Is for Corpse, 1987
    • Shamus Best Novel Award for "B" Is for Burglar, 1986
    • Anthony Best Novel Award for "B" Is for Burglar, 1986
    • Edgar Award for "B" Is for Burglar
    • Anthony Award for Best Short Story for The Parker Shotgun, 1987
  • Employment
    • Professional writer
    • Screenplay writer for television movies
    • Hospital admissions clerk, cashier, and medical secretary in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara California
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Author
    • Screenplay Writer

Grant, Nancy S.

  • Name(s)
    • Nancy Grant
    • Nancy S. Grant
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Freelance Journalist, Photographer and Public Speaker, 1986-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist 
    • Photographer
    • Speaker
    • Writer
    • Field Naturalist

Green, Maggie

Maggie Green

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  • Name(s)
    • Maggie Green
  • Date of Birth
    • July 15, 1964
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Fort Wright, Kenton County, Kentucky
    • Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.S. in Food and Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • A.O.S. in Culinary Arts Management, Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Founder and Owner of The Green Apron Company
    • Founded Cookbook Camp, 2012
    • Served on the Medical Advisory Board for Humana's Active Outlook Program
    • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals
    • Married, three children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Distinguished Culinary Graduate, Sullivan University
  • Employment
    • Owner of The Green Apron Company, 1996-present
    • Editor, The Joy of Cooking Trust, 2000-2018
    • Health Educator, Wellness Corporate Solutions, Covington, Kentucky, 2016-2018
    • Medical Advisory Board, Humana Active Outlook Program, 2009-2015
    • Food Service Director/Registered Dietitian, Carmel Manor, 1991-2000
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Chef
    • Dietitian
    • Writer

Greenwell, Garth

  • Name(s)
    • Garth Greenwell
  • Date of Birth
    • March 19, 1978
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Interlochen, Michigan
    • Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009-2013
    • New York City, New York
    • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Education
    • M.A. in English and American Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
    • M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Iowa Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, c.2015
    • B.A. in Literature, State University of New York at Purchase, Harrison, New York, 2001
    • Interlochen Arts Acamey, Interlochen, Michigan
    • Youth Performing Arts School, DuPont Manual High School,
    • Kammerer Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Dunn Elementary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Guggenheim Fellow, 2020
    • British Book Award for Debut of the Year for What Belongs to You, 2016
    • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for What Belongs to You, 2016
    • Finalist for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for What Belongs to You, 2016
    • Richard E. Guthrie Memorial Fellow, University of Iowa, 2016
    • What Belongs to You named "first great novel of 2016" by Publishers Weekly, 2016
    • Miami University Press Novella Prize for Mitko
    • Finalist for the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award for Mitko
    • Finalist for the Lambda Award for Mitko 
    • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation Award
    • John Atherton Scholar for Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 2008
    • Rella Lossy Award, 2001
    • Grolier Poetry Prize, 2000
  • Employment
    • Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, 2018-2019
    • Taught high school English to Bulgarian students, American College of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009-2013
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Poet

Greer-Petrie, Cordia

  • Name(s)
    • Cordia Greer-Petrie
    • Cordia Greer
  • Date of Birth
    • February 12, 1872
    • Merry Oaks, Barren County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • July 16, 1964
    • Buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Merry Oaks, Barren County, Kentucky
    • Jeffersonville, Indiana
    • Wilhoit [Dayhoit], Harlan County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Eminence College, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Dr. Hazel Graham Petrie, 1894
  • Employment
  • Field(s) of Activity
  • Occupation(s)

Guffey, Roger L.

Roger L. Guffey

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  • Name(s)
    • Roger L. Guffey
  • Date of Birth
    • 1972
  • Residences
    • Wayne County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.S. in Biology and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. in Mathematics and Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Math teacher, local high schools and colleges
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Photographer
    • Gardener

Guthrie, A. B., Jr.

  • Name(s)
    • A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
    • Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr.
  • Date of Birth
    • January 13, 1901
    • Bedford, Indiana
  • Date of Death
    • April 26, 1991
    • Bismarck, North Dakota
    • Buried in Choteau, Montana
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Choteau, Montana
    • New York
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1926-1952
  • Education
    • University of Montana, 1923
    • University of Washington
  • Life Events
    • Married Harriet Larson in 1931, two children, she died in the early 1960s
    • Married Carol B. Luthin in 1969, she survived him
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2017
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, 1983
    • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Award for Western novel for Arfive, 1971.
    • Oscar nomination for screenplay Shane, 1953
    • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Way West, 1950
    • Neiman Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University, 1944
  • Employment
    • Professor of Creative Writing, Department of English, University of Kentucky, 1947-1952
    • Editor, Lexington Leader, Lexington Kentucky, 1926-c.1943
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Editor
    • Reporter
    • Writer
    • Environmentalist