Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

--Grew up in Nebraska (where Tegan now lives) and she crossed six states in a covered wagon to get there.
--Oldest of seven children.
--Praised by critics for writing in plainspoken language about ordinary people.
--Graduated from the University of Nebraska.
--Won the Pulitzer Prize.
--First woman to be awarded an honorary degree from Princeton.