Kathleen Winsor


Born
in Olivia, Minnesota, The United States
October 16, 1919

Died
May 29, 2003

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Winsor was raised in Berkeley, California. At the age of 18, Winsor made a list of her goals for life. Among those was her hope to write a best-selling novel. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of California, Berkeley. During her school years, she married a fellow student, All-American college football player Robert Herwig. In 1937, she began writing a thrice-weekly sports column for the Oakland Tribune. Although that job only lasted a year, Winsor later returned to the newspaper to work as a receptionist. She was fired in 1938 when the newspaper chose to trim their workforce.
Winsor became interested in the Restoration period through her husband. Herwig was writing a paper for school on Charles II, and, out of boredom, Winsor read
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Polls

2019 3rd Quarter Long Read Poll

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie 1981, 647 pages
 
  101 votes, 35.1%

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu 1008, 1183 pages
 
  59 votes, 20.5%

 
  48 votes, 16.7%

Romola by George Eliot 1863, 831 pages
 
  38 votes, 13.2%

Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor 1944, 972 pages
 
  29 votes, 10.1%

The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth 1960, 756 pages
 
  13 votes, 4.5%

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