Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHowland was born in Chicago and lived there until 1975.
Biographical and Professional InformationBette Howland was a writer and literary critic. She worked as a librarian and did editorial work for the University of Chicago Press. She also wrote for Commentary Magazine and was a friend of Illinois and Nobel Prize-winning Illinois author, Saul Bellow. In 1978, she was awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 1984 a MacArthur Genius Grant. Near the end of her life, her stories found new readers when a portfolio of her work appeared in a special issue of, A Public Space magazine, exploring a generation of women writers, their lifetimes of work, and questions of anonymity and public attention in art.
*''Blue in Chicago'', Harpercollins, 1978 *''Things to Come and Go'', Knopf, 1983 *''W-3'', Viking Adult, 1974 *"Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage: The Selected Stories of Bette Howland", Public Space Books, 2019