Gail Godwin's ten novels include A Mother and Two Daughters, the Odd Woman, and Violet Clay, all of which were nominated for the American Book Award. Her most recent novels are A Southern Family, Father Melancholy's Daughter, and its sequel, Evensong, published in March 1999. She has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Other Voice is her eighth collaboration with composer Robert Starer. She and Mr. Starer received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to write the opera Apollonia.
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