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Gail Caldwell

Gail Caldwell was born in Amarillo, Texas, and is chief book critic at The Boston Globe where she has been on staff since 1985. Caldwell was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for Distinguished Criticism and was noted for “her insightful observations on contemporary life and literature.”

She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is at work on her literary memoir, A Strong West Wind, to be published in 2005. Caldwell has said, “I don’t feel that novels change the world. I think novels change people’s hearts. People’s hearts, one at a time, change the world.”