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Elyse Guttenberg

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Elyse Guttenberg

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Full Name: Elyse Guttenberg
Born: November 9, 1952
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation: Author
Nationality: American


Elyse Guttenberg was born in New York City and grew up in Astoria, and Rochdale Village in Queens. In 1972, she followed her two brothers, Richard and David Guttenbergnorth to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she received a bachelor's degree in Anthropology (1977) and a MAT in English (1979). At UAF Guttenberg was one of the founding editors of Permafrost, the nation's farthest north literary journal. Guttenberg served for many years as a member of the Alaska State Council on the Arts Literature Review Panel, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough Library Commission.

She married Luke Hopkins (born ca. 1945) in 1977 and has two grown children, Selena Hopkins-Kendall and Grier Hopkins. Luke Hopkins was the mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough until 2015, having been elected to the post in 2009 following his retirement from a career working at UAF. Grier Hopkins is a legislative aide to Alaska State Senator Joe Thomas.

Guttenberg is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, as well as an Artist's Initiative grant to publish "Inroads: An Anthology Celebrating Alaska's Twenty-Seven Fellowship Writers". Her novel "Sunder, Eclipse and Seed," received honorable mention for the William L. Crawford Award for the year's best new fantasy from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

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