Leon Edel

Fellow: Awarded 1936

Field of Study: American Literature

Fellow: Awarded 1938

Field of Study: American Literature

Fellow: Awarded 1965

Field of Study: American Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-09-1907

Died: 09-05-1997

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

EDEL, JOSEPH LEON: Appointed for the preparation of an edition of the unpublished plays of Henry James; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1936.

Born September 9, 1907, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Education: McGill University, B.A., 1927, M.A., 1928; University of Paris, Docteur-ès-lettres, 1932. Province of Quebec Travelling Scholarship, 1928–32.

Lecturer in English, 1932–34, Sir George Williams College; engaged in newspaper work, 1927—.

Publications:  Henry James: Les Années Dramatiques, 1931; The Prefaces of Henry James, 1931. Articles in University of Toronto Quarterly, Revue Anglo-Américaine, Canadian Forum, Saturday Night, Saturday Review of Literature.


National Book, , 1963
Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1963