Biographies Doris Grumbach (1918- )

Doris Grumbach was born in New York City in 1918. She is the author of 15 novels and memoirs, including The Ladies (1993); Fifty Days of Solitude (1995); and Life in a Day (1997), winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Grumbach is also the author of a biography, The Company She Kept: A Revealing Portrait of Mary McCarthy (1967). A literary critic and editor, Grumbach contributed to The New York Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and served as a book reviewer and commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and the televised MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. She held teaching positions at College of St. Rose, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and American University. Grumbach currently lives in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Audio Recordings with Doris Grumbach

Selected Works at the Library of Congress