Friday, September 4, 2009

Biography of Gayle Wurst

A writer, editor, translator and literary agent, Gayle Wurst obtained her Ph.D. in English from the University of Geneva, and taught American literature and translation (French to English) at universities in Switzerland (Geneva and Fribourg) and France (Orléans and Bordeaux) for fifteen years. Other qualifications include a Swiss National Science Foundation grant, and research as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University (two years) and Harvard University (two years). She currently operates Princeton International Agency for the Arts, LLC, a literary agency with a special interest in memoirs, oral histories, and airborne-related publications.

In 2004, she co-authored Descending from the Clouds with her uncle, Col. Spencer F. Wurst. The book was a main selection of the Military Book Club, and received a starred review in Library Journal, which “highly recommended” the title, stating: “Wurst’s book ranks as one of the best war memoirs written by a World War II veteran.”

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    Met you @ AMVETS, Beaufort, SC....after the dedication ceremony of Ben Vandevoort's grave. 2008-09 ?

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    Mike Johnson