Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896–1953, American author, b. Washington, D.C., grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1918. She was a journalist until 1928, when she moved to the Florida backwoods, where most of her novels are set. Cross Creek (1942) is a humorous autobiographical account of her life there. The Yearling (1938; Pulitzer Prize), is the story of a boy and his pet deer. Her other novels include South Moon Under (1933), Golden Apples (1935), and The Sojourner (1953).

See her correspondence with Maxwell Perkins (2000).

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