Giles Gordon

Standard Name: Gordon, Giles


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Anthologization Nadine Gordimer
NG began writing short stories while working on her first novel; she published two hundred of them.
Brockes, Emma. “A Life in Books. Nadine Gordimer”. The Guardian, pp. Review 12 - 13.
Review 12
Walder, Dennis. “Nadine Gordimer obituary”.
She began their international publication in the New Yorker and the Yale Review, and spread...
Anthologization Ann Quin
AQ published a handful of short stories and articles in various journals, including Nova, the London Magazine, transatlantic review, and Antigonish Review.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Sewell, Brocard, and Colin Wilson. Like Black Swans: Some People and Themes. Tabb House.
In the mid-sixties she told her publisher,...
Anthologization Elizabeth Taylor
The title story had been turned down by The New Yorker (which in fact accepted only two of the eleven stories in this volume) and by British periodicals.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books.
The Fly-Paper from this volume was...
Anthologization Sylvia Townsend Warner
The Fifth of November was chosen by Giles Gordon for Modern Short Stories 2 1940-1980, 1982.
Anthologization Mary Lavin
Sarah from this volume (dated 1943) was reprinted in Modern Short Stories 2, 1940-1980, 1982, edited by Giles Gordon .
Friends, Associates Bessie Head
The publication of her first book added to the list of her epistolary friends: Giles Gordon , her editor at Gollancz, Tom Carvlin of the Chicago Tribune, and London journalist Paddy Kitchen (and...
Friends, Associates Bessie Head
Her friendships with Giles Gordon and Paddy Kitchen each crashed in flames for reasons connected with BH 's writing (publishing negotiations or opinions expressed), but each was joyfully restored in 1980-1.
Eilersen, Gillian Stead. Bessie Head. Wits University Press.
281-2, 285-6
She had...
Literary responses Penelope Mortimer
The adjectives chosen for these twelve stories by Giles Gordon in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography are luminous, incisive.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
At the time of publication they were praised in the Times and the Times...
Literary responses Penelope Mortimer
Reviews were mixed. The Times called the book catty as well as too clever . . . by half, while the New York Times Book Review called it awkward and inflated while also accusing it...
Literary responses Louise Page
LP was so moved that she wept as she wrote this play. She later perceived an autobiographical element in it.
Page, Louise. Plays: 1. Methuen.
Reviewers were on the whole less impressed than they had previously been by Page...
Literary responses Ann Quin
Berg earned AQ two major awards: the Harkness Fellowship, given to the most promising Commonwealth artist under thirty years, and the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship from the University of New Mexico .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Giles Gordon
politics Fay Weldon
Weldon wrote a fighting speech for the awards ceremony, protesting .about publishers' treatment of authors. She claimed later to have shown it ahead of time to the organisers, but I suppose they hadn't bothered to...
Publishing Penelope Mortimer
Giles Gordon , who was at one time her literary agent, later wrote that she was impossible about her work. Pay her a compliment—and she would inevitably take it as an insult.
Gordon, Giles. “Obituary: Penelope Mortimer”. Guardian Weekly, p. 26.
Publishing Bessie Head
From the beginning BH sounded defensive about this work, fearing it might be hard to place.
Eilersen, Gillian Stead. Bessie Head. Wits University Press.
168, 176
Sure enough, both Giles Gordon and Hilary Rubinstein , her agent at the time, felt it was...
Publishing Bessie Head
Success as a novelist did not put a stop to BH 's shorter and more topical writings. Soon after finishing Maru she was writing for the New African about singer Miriam Makeba 's music and...


1965: Giles Gordon did a series of interviews for...

Women writers item


Giles Gordon did a series of interviews for The Scotsman with female authors: a species of writer that at the time wasn't particularly recognised, although it certainly had been in the previous century.


Duffy, Maureen. “A Nightingale in Bloomsbury Square”. Factions, edited by Giles Gordon and Alex Hamilton, Michael Joseph, 1974, pp. 169-04.
Gordon, Giles, editor. Beyond the Words. Hutchinson, 1975.
Gordon, Giles, and Ann Quin. “Introduction”. Berg, 1st Dalkey Archive edition, Dalkey Archive, 2001, p. vii - xiv.
Gordon, Giles, editor. Modern Short Stories 2, 1940-1980. J. M. Dent, 1982.
Gordon, Giles. “Obituary: Penelope Mortimer”. Guardian Weekly, p. 26.
Gordon, Giles. “Reading Ann Quin’s Berg”. Context: A Forum for Literary Arts and Culture.