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Judy Goldman is the author of two novels, The Slow Way
Back and Early Leaving. The Slow Way Back
won the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award, the Mary Ruffin
Poole Award for Best First Work of Fiction, and was a
finalist for the Southeast Booksellers Association's Novel
of the Year. Early Leaving was called "masterfully written
and fast-paced... highly recommended" by Library Journal.
Judy is also the author of two books of poetry. Her second
poetry collection won the Gerald Cable Prize, Roanoke-Chowan
Prize, Zoe Kincaid Brockman Prize, and Oscar Arnold Young
Prize. Her poems have been published in Southern Review,
Ohio Review, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Prairie
Schooner, and Shenandoah. Her book reviews have
appeared in The Washington Post and The Charlotte
Observer, and her commentaries have aired on public
radio. She recently was awarded North Carolina's Fortner
Writer and Community Award for "outstanding generosity to
other writers and the larger community."
Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Judy lives
with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two
married children and three granddaughters.
Photography by Laurie