Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-04-1908

Died: 11-28-1960

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

WRIGHT, RICHARD:  Appointed for creative writing in the field of the novel; tenure, twelve months from May 18, 1939.

Born September 4, 1908, at Natchez, Mississippi.

Publications:  Uncle Tom’s Children, 1938.  Articles, short stories and poems in New Republic, Story Magazine, New Masses, Anvil, Left Front, International Literature, Partisan Review, Midland Left, New Challenge.  Contributor to Proletarian Literature in the United States, 1935; New Caravan, 1936; American Stuff, 1937; O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1939.