Guild, Nicholas

Born: 1944

Ohio connection: Former Resident


Nicholas Guild, son of Walter Francis and Gertrude (Mowry) Guild, was born in 1944 in California. He received a B.A. from Occidental College in 1966, followed by an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972, both from The University of California, Berkeley. He married Suzanne Weil on March 19, 1966. Guild was assistant professor of English at Clemson University, 1973-75 and assistant professor of English at Ohio State University, beginning in 1975. His fiction titles include The Macedonian, The Ironsmith, The President’s ManThe Lost and Found Man,The Summer SoldierChain ReactionThe AssyrianThe Blood Star, and Angel. Guild has also written for a number of newspapers, literary journals, and popular magazines, including Harper’s. He currently lives in Maryland.

Ohioana Book Award, 1978, for The Summer Soldier.