Oliver La Farge

Fellow: Awarded 1941

Field of Study: Fiction

Fellow: Awarded 1945

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-19-1901

Died: 08-02-1963

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

LA FARGE, OLIVER:  Appointed for creative writing; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1941.

Born December 19, 1901, in New York City. Education:  Harvard University, A.B., 1924, A.M., 1929.

Assistant in Ethnology, 1926–28, Tulane University; Instructor in Writing, 1936–41, Columbia University. Field Representative, Summer, 1936, U. S. Indian Service.

Publications:  Tribes and Temples, 1927 (with Frans Blom); Laughing Boy, 1929; Sparks Fly Upward, 1931; The Year Bearer’s People, 1931; Long Pennant, 1933; All the Young Men, 1935; The Enemy Gods, 1937; As Long as the Grass Shall Grow, 1940. Stories in Dial, Ladies Home Journal, New Yorker, Scribner’s Magazine. Translator of A Man’s Place, by Ramón Sender, 1940.


Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1930