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Christine Goutiere Weston

Born: Aug 31, 1904

Death: May 3, 1989

Birthplace: Unnao

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Christine Goutiere Weston

Date of Birth : Aug 31, 1904
Date of Death : May 3, 1989
Birth Place : Unnao

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 Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear, a 1946 Newbery Medal honor children's book. Weston divorced her husband in 1951 but later remarried.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Christine Weston

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Newbery Honor
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