Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:
WILSON, EDMUND: Appointed for the completion of a book dealing with the study of history during the past hundred years, to be entitled “To the Finland Station: An Essay on Writing and Acting History”; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1935.
Born May 8, 1895, at Red Bank, New Jersey. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1916; Columbia University, Summer, 1915.
Managing editor, 1920–21, Vanity Fair; member of editorial staff, 1927–31, The New Republic.
Publications: The Undertaker’s Garland, 1922 (with John Peale Bishop); Discordant Encounters, 1926; I Thought of Daisy, 1929; Poets, Farewell !, 1929; Axel’s Castle, 1931; The American Jitters, 1932.