GURGANUS, Allan. American, b. 1947. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Essays. Career: Professor of fiction writing: University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1972-74, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1974-76, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1976-78, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, 1978-86, and University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1989-90; writer. Artist, with paintings represented in many private and public collections. Publications: Breathing Lessons, 1981; Good Help, 1988; Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (novel), 1989; Blessed Assurance: A Moral Tale (novella), 1990; White People: Stories and Novellas, 1991; Plays Well with Others (novel), 1997; The Practical Heart (novellas), 2001. Address: c/o Amanda Urban, International Creative Management, 40 West 57th St., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.