Linda Godfrey

Retired Assistant Professor, Writing
Specialty: Fiction Writing

Linda Godfrey lives in Ithaca, N.Y., where she has taught in the Department of Writing since 1987. She earned her B.A. in English from St. Lawrence University and her M.F.A. in fiction from Cornell University. She can often be found in her favorite library, reading, grading, writing, or just staring out the window at the vista below: Lake Cayuga, East Hill, West Hill, Fall Creek and Cascadilla Gorges.

Favorite Author: Jane Austen                                                                                              

Favorite Metaphor: Iceburg lettuce is the polyester of vegetables. (John Waters)

Favorite Words: Kickapoo and Snickerdoodle.

  • fiction
  • science fiction and fantasy
  • food and travel writing
  • creative nonfiction
  • personal essay
  • humorous writing
  • children's literature
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, Fiction, Cornell University, 1984
  • B.A. Creative Writing, St. Lawrence University, 1982