About Mastery


  “Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like weather.”  Quoted from “The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers”

John Champlin Gardner, Jr. (July 21, 1933 – September 14, 1982)

John Champlin Gardner, Jr.
(July 21, 1933 – September 14, 1982)

John C. Gardner, Jr.  was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He is perhaps most noted for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth from the monster’s point of view.

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