Archive - October 30, 2010

Whatever Happened to Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Costa Rica 1971-73)?

Whatever Happened to Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Costa Rica 1971-73)?

In July 1998, Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Costa Rica 1971–73) published her first novel, Icy Sparks, to great critical acclaim. Icy Sparks was selected as one of the New York Times’ Notable Books of 1998, praised by Time Magazine, chosen as part of “The Next Wave of Great Literary Voices” in the Discover New Writers program, and picked as an Oprah Book Club Selection. Not bad as far as first novels go. Her second novel, published in 2005 by Viking was called The Woodsman’s Daughter. That story is set in the longleaf pine country of post-Civil War Georgia, revolves around Dalia, the daughter of Monroe Miller, a prosperous turpentine business owner. Both of these books received great reviews from everyone, including, most of all, Peace Corps Writers. Gwyn Hyman Rubio then disappeared! A couple day ago, however, her name popped up in an article in the Glasgow [Kentucky] Daily Times. It was a . . .

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