Alvah Cecil Bessie

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 06-04-1904

Died: 07-21-1985

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

BESSIE, ALVAH CECIL:  Appointed for creative writing; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1935.

Born June 4, 1904, in New York City. Education: Columbia University, A.B., 1924.

Publications:  Dwell in the Wilderness, 1935. Short stories in transition, Hound & Horn, Criterion, Esquire, Story, Scribner’s Magazine, The Sunday Review of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Windsor Quarterly, O’Brien’s Best Short Stories of 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, Short Story Hits, 1932, A Preface to College Prose, 1935. Translator of The Songs of Bilitis, 1926; Alias Bluebeard, 1930; Mlle. de Maupin, 1931; Torture Garden, 1931; Batouala, 1932; In Sight of Eden, 1934.

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