BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Beloved author and Alabama son Winston Groom has died.
A spokesperson for the Fairhope Mayor’s office, Jessica Walker, confirmed Groom’s passing. Groom lived in Fairhope.
Groom may be best known for his novel “Forrest Gump” which became an Oscar-winning movie.
Groom was 77.
Groom’s other novels include: Better Times Than These. New York, Summit Books, 1978.
As Summers Die. New York, Summit Books, 1980.
Only. New York, Putnam, 1984.
Forrest Gump. New York, Doubleday, 1986.
Gone the Sun. New York, Doubleday, 1988.
Gump & Co. New York, Pocket Books, 1995.
Such a Pretty, Pretty Girl. New York, Random House, 1999.