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Pulitzer-winner Willa Cather’s letters to be made public

January 3, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather have been compiled, digitized and annotated. And soon, they’ll be available online.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that “The Complete Letters of Willa Cather” will be available on Jan. 16 through the University of Nebraska’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

Cather graduated from the university in 1895. Her novels told of Great Plains frontier life, and she was awarded a Pulitzer in 1923 for her book, “One of Ours.” She died in 1947.

In the letters to friends, family and colleagues, Cather describes her process and inspirations while also expressing frustrations and doubts.

Archive editor Andrew Jewell says new letters will be periodically added to the database over the next few years.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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