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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rebecca Claire Gilman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Other

Born: 1965 in Trussville, Alabama


Illinois Connection

Rebecca is an Assdociate Professor at Northwestern's Graduate Program: Writing for the Screen and Stage.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rebecca Gilman is one of the major young American playwrights working today. Her play Spinning Into Butter had its New York premiere at the prestigious Lincoln Center Theatre in Summer 2000 and Boy Gets Girl--chosen by Time magazine as the best play of 2000--was seen at the Manhattan Theatre Club in March 2001. Gilman was the first American playwright to win an Evening Standard Award. She serves on the advisory board for Chicago Dramatists, and received the 2008 Harper Lee Award.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Osborn Award, ''The Glory of Living'' *Scott McPherson Award, Goodman Theatre, ''The Glory of Living''