At the request of Howard B. Gottlieb, director of the Twentieth Century Archives of Boston University, a collection of manuscripts, biographical material, and other memorabilia of Dr. Anne Wingate will now be housed there. Dr. Gottlieb’s request read in part, “Your work is much admired here, and it is our feeling that the materials constituting the record of your career and your life should be carefully preserved in our new Library.”
The Anne Wingate Collection at Boston University will supplement the previous Anne Wingate Collection housed, also by request, at the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Ray B. Browne supervises that collection.
Kirk Polking, director of the prestigious 56-year-old Writer’s Digest School of Cincinnati, Ohio, announced today the addition of Anne Wingate of Salt Lake City, Utah, as editorial assistant. Dr. Wingate, a partner in Wingate & Wingate, Writers, will also serve as instructor of the mystery/suspense section of the new Novel Writing Workshop.
Dr. Wingate, a well-known local mystery writer, has published under several names. Her approaches to the mystery vary so widely that New York Times Book Review critic Marilyn Stasio, in a front-page article on women mystery writers on April 28, 1985, contrasted Wingate with herself by commenting, “[T]wo of the most promising new authors in this field, Martha G. Webb and Lee Martin, have produced crime novels out of their personal experiences as police officers. Both women use the techniques of the genre persuasively, but they approach the character of the female police detective from dramatically different angles.” Stasio concluded that Lee Martin’s “grandmotherly” police detective was more traditional, whereas Martha G. Webb provided more of a “feminist twist.”
It was not until a professor at the University of Houston wrote the New York Times that Stasio realized that she was commenting on not two women, but one.
The Writer’s Digest School, which employs fewer than one hundred instructors to serve an international student body of more than 13,500, looks forward to a long association with Dr. Wingate.