Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Fellow: Awarded 1936

Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Fellow: Awarded 1937

Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-07-1891

Died: 01-28-1960

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

HURSTON, ZORA NEALE:  Appointed for the gathering of material for books on authentic Negro folk-life, in particular a study of magic practices among Negroes in the West Indies; tenure, twelve months from April 9, 1936.

Born at Eatonville, Florida.  Education: Barnard College, B.A., 1928. R. Osgood Mason Fellowship of the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, 1927–31.

Instructor in Drama, 1933–34, Bethune-Cookman College; Research Assistant, 1935, Library of Congress.

Publications:  Jonah’s Gourd Vine, 1934; Mules and Men, 1935. Articles in Opportunity Magazine, World Tomorrow, Story.

Author of Sun to Sun, a play produced at the John Golden Theater, New York City, 1932.