Wallace Stegner Biography
Birthday: February 18, 1909 (Aquarius)
Born In: Lake Mills
Perhaps no other American writer has earned as many literary awards as Wallace Stegner, who is revered as one of Americas most acclaimed writers. In a writing career that spanned more than 50 years, this Pulitzer Prize winning writer has produced over 24 novels, historical works and collections of stories and essays. His writing essentially celebrated the American West, detailed the fragility of the environment and also highlighted racial prejudice. Apart from a successful writing career, Stegner has enjoyed a long career in teaching both creative writing and literature. He has taught at the University of Utah, the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University and Stanford University. He founded the creative writing program at the Stanford University. After his death, the creative writing fellowship, Stegner Fellowship was created in his honour and memory. Some of his well-known works include, 'The Big Rock Candy Mountain', 'Angle of Repose', 'All the Little Live Things', 'The Spectator Bird', 'The American West as Living Space', ' Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil' and 'The City of the Living: And Other Stories'.