Gwynne Forster (Gwendolyn Johnson Acsadi) 1922 - 2015 was a national best-selling and award-winning author of twelve novels of general fiction, thirty-three romance novels, eight mainstream and romance novellas, and one self-published e-book collection of short stories. All of her mainstream novels and several of her romance novels have been featured in Black Expressions Magazine.
Gwynne was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, D. C., where she lived before going to New York to work as a demographer at the United Nations. When she left United Nations to form a working partnership with her husband, she was chief of the Fertility Studies Section of the Population Division. As such, she was responsible for research and analysis of social, economic, cultural and demographic factors and conditions that influence fertility levels and trends throughout the world. The studies were published under the United Nations imprimatur and in the name of its Secretary-General.
She took the name Forster, her husband's family name, and from there on was known in the publishing world as Gwynne Forster. From that first published novel to her last, it was one success after another, complete with numerous awards and nominations for her body of work and in recognition of her contributions as one of the early pioneers of African American romance. Some of her awards included Affaire de Coeur Hall of Fame, Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Gold Pen Award among numerous others. In many of the writing circles she is lovingly known as the "Grand Dame," and in all of them she is revered as "a lady."
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