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Kathleen Norris

Originally posted July 2001

The Virgin of Bennington

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Bestselling author and poet Kathleen Norris was shy and homesick when she arrived at Bennington College in the mid-1960s. But it was also a pivotal point in her life -- she writes about it now, in this book she describes as a classic coming-of-age story.

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Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. Norris has also published seven books of poetry. A popular speaker, she is an editor at large at The Christian Century. A recipient of grants from the Bush and Guggenheim foundations, she has been in residence twice at the Collegeville Institute at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, and is an oblate of Assumption Abbey in North Dakota.

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