Langston Hughes

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 02-01-1902

Died: 05-22-1967

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

HUGHES, LANGSTON:  Appointed for creative writing; tenure, nine months from March 1, 1936.

Born February 1, 1902, at Joplin, Missouri. Education: Columbia University, 1921–22; Lincoln University, B.A., 1929. Rosenwald Fellowship, 1931–32.

Publications:  Poems: The Weary Blues, 1926; Fine Clothes to the Jew, 1927; The Dream Keeper, 1932. Prose: Not Without Laughter, 1930 (also published in London, 1930; in Russian translation in Moscow, 1932; in Chinese translation in Shanghai, 1933; and in French translation in Paris, 1934); Popo and Fifina, 1932 (with Arna Bontemps); The Ways of White Folks, 1934. Contributor to Poetry, Scribner’s Magazine, Survey Graphic, American Mercury, World Tomorrow, New Republic, Opportunity, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, New Masses, Harlem, Crisis, Debate, Palms, Nation, Esquire, Challenge, Metropolis, Brooklyn Daily Eagle; also to New Negro, 1925; Afrika Singt,  1929; O’Brien’s Best Short Stories, 1933; Negro, 1934.