John Gardner

John Gardner

John Champlin Gardner, Jr. (1933–1982) was a well-known and controversial American novelist and university professor, best known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth.

John Gardner's best known novels include: The Sunlight Dialogues, a novel about a brooding, disenchanted policeman who is asked to engage a madman fluent in classical mythology; Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf legend from the monster's point of view; and October Light, a novel about an aging and embittered brother and sister living and feuding together in rural Vermont. This last novel won the National Book Critics' Circle Award in 1976. Each book features brutish, isolated figures struggling for integrity and understanding in an unforgiving society.


The Arch and the Abyss: A John C. Gardner Resource.
John Gardner. Wikipedia.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee May 06, 2010
Books by John Gardner
The Resurrection
The Wreckage of Agathon
The Sunlight Dialogues
Jason & Medeia
Nickel Mountain
The King's Indian: Stories and Tales
Dragon, Dragon and Other Timeless Tales
Gudgekin the Thistle Girl and Other Tales
October Light
In the Suicide Mountains
The King of the Hummingbirds and Other Tales
Freddy's Book
The Art of Living and Other Stories
Mickelsson's Ghosts

Speculative Fiction Novels (10)

1984 | fantasy, history

1982 | horror, mainstream

1980 | fantasy, mainstream

1977 | fantasy

1977 | fantasy, childrens, short stories

1976 | fantasy, childrens, short stories

1975 | fantasy, childrens, short stories

1974 | fantasy, horror, short stories

1973 | fantasy

1971 | fantasy

Others non-spefi books (6)

1981 | mainstream, short stories

1976 | mainstream

1973 | mainstream

1972 | mainstream

1970 | mainstream