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Gloss reading at Eastern Oregon University in 2012

Molly Gloss (born November 20, 1944) is an American writer currently best known for historical fiction and science fiction.



Gloss grew up in rural Oregon and began writing seriously when she became a mother.[1] She now lives in Portland, Oregon, and was close friends with fellow science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin. She has taught writing and literature of the American West at Portland State University, and served as visiting professor at Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program.[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit



  • Outside the Gates. Atheneum. 1986. ISBN 978-0-689-31275-5.
  • The Jump-Off Creek. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1989. ISBN 978-0-618-56587-0.
  • The Dazzle of Day. Macmillan. 1998. ISBN 978-0-312-86437-8.
  • Wild Life. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2000. ISBN 978-0-618-13157-0.
  • The Hearts of Horses. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2007. ISBN 978-0-618-79990-9.
  • Falling from Horses. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. ISBN 978-0-544-27929-2.


Notable short fictionEdit


  1. ^ Gloss, Molly (May 1, 2007). "On becoming a writer". Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Visiting Writers & Past Faculty". Pacific University Oregon. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "1990 Book Awards". Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.

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