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Edna Ferber
(August 15, 1887 - April 16, 1968) U.K.

Edna Ferber



Edna Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was a novelist and playwright whose camera-like regional descriptions and vigorous portraiture of ordinary men and women made her one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century. Her first professional writing was done for newspapers in Wisconsin and later, Chicago.

In 1911, she began publishing fiction, with initial fame coming from a series of short stories about Emma McChesney, a traveling saleswoman. In 1925, Miss Ferber won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel So Big. She died in New York.


Her books include:
  • Dawn O'Hara (1919)
  • The Girls (1921)
  • So Big (1924)
  • Show Boat (1926)
  • Cimarron (1930)
  • Come and Get It (1934)
  • Saratoga Trunk (1941)
  • Giant (1952)
  • Ice Palace (1958)

Her plays (written with George S. Kaufman) include:
  • The Royal Family (1927)
  • Dinner At Eight (1932)
  • Stage Door (1936)
  • The Land Is Bright (1941)
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