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Rebecca Godfrey (1967–2022) was an award-winning novelist and journalist. Her books include The Torn Skirt, finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; the award-winning true crime story Under the Bridge, the inspiration behind a Hulu limited series starring Lily Gladstone and Riley Keough as Rebecca Godfrey; and her final novel Peggy, a fictionalized account of Peggy Guggenheim’s coming of age. Godfrey earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and taught writing at Columbia University. She lived with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.

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