Binghamton (State University of New York) - This school offers a good program in fiction writing. John Gardner teaches there because of its fine reputation.
California State University, Chico - This school is one of John Gardner's earliest academic posts as a professor of English. His student, the noted author Raymond Carver, describes Gardner as a generous mentor there.
Independent Literary Agents Association (ILAA) - This is a New York-based organization providing information on reliable agents for writers.
Iowa Writers' Workshop - John Gardner considers this institution the best young writer's hothouse. He attends it after college, graduate school, and work towards a Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins - This is home to an excellent writing program, headed by John Barth, who gathers writers of like mind, favoring the new and strange.
Alfred A. Knopf - The first publisher to whom John Gardner brings a novel, this is...
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