Willa Cather (1873 - 1947) published 1927
Willa Cather is known for her literary portraits of frontier life. When she was nine, her family homesteaded in pioneer Nebraska, which provided the setting for a number of her novels. She developed a continuing fascination with the American southwest. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Cather spent the next few years teaching high school in Pittsburgh and doing newspaper work.
After moving to New York City, Cather worked for six years on the editorial staff of McClure’s Magazine. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours. In 1930, she won the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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PN 41 .D5 American Novelists, 1910-1945. Vol. 9 of Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB). - contains analysis of Cather's work as a novelist.
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Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation From Willa Cather's home town, Red Cloud, Nebraska, is this site tells all about past and present Catherland.
University of Nebraska - The Willa Cather Archive this site offers information about the author and her work.
Art in Willa Cather's Fiction discusses the extent to which Willa Cather's writing was influenced by art .
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