Awards & Winners

Christine Goutiere Weston

Date of Birth 31-August-1904
Place of Birth Unnao
(India, Uttar Pradesh, Unnao district)
Nationality United Kingdom, India
Profession Novelist, Writer
Christine Goutiere Weston was an India-born American fiction writer. She was born in Unao, now in Uttar Pradesh, India, the daughter of a British indigo planter of French descent, who was also born in India. In 1923 she married American businessman Robert Weston, and moved with him to the United States, where she began a writing career. Weston's second novel, The Devil's Foot, was described by Dawn Powell as handling "an American story with the dexterity and subtlety of Henry James." Indigo, set in India, is generally considered her best work and made her reputation as a psychological novelist. The Dark Wood also received good reviews and the rights were bought by Twentieth-Century Fox. The film was cast in 1946 with Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power in the lead roles, and Otto Preminger directing, but was never produced. Weston also wrote The World is a Bridge and two non-fiction books about Ceylon and Afghanistan. In total she produced 10 novels, over 30 short stories, 2 non-fiction books, and a children's book. Weston divorced her husband in 1951 but later remarried. At the time of the divorce they were living in Castine, Maine, and she wrote some of her later fiction about New England. She spent the later part of her life in Bangor, Maine.

Awards by Christine Goutiere Weston

Check all the awards nominated and won by Christine Goutiere Weston.


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Nominations 1946 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear