Eric Derwent Walrond

Eric Derwent Walrond

Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: Fiction
Fellow: Awarded 1929
Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Walrond, Eric: Appointed to travel and study in the West Indies for the purpose of obtaining material for a series of novels and short stories depicting native life there; tenure, twelve months from September, 1928.

Born December 18, 1898, at Georgetown, British Guiana. Education: College of the City of New York, 1922–24; Columbia University, 1924–26; Zona Gale Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Spring of 1928.

Reporter, Panama Star and Herald, 1916–18; associate editor, Brooklyn and Long Island Informer, 1919–20; associate editor, The Negro World, 1920–22; business manager, Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life, 1925–27.

Publications: “Tropic Death,” 1926; articles, sketches and reviews in New Republic, Books, Science and Invention, Current History, Vanity Fair, Saturday Review of Literature, Theatre Magazine, Argosy, International Interpreter, Independent, Forbes, Dearborn Independent; short stories in Smart Set, Success, The New Age, Argosy—All Story Weekly.


Photograph credit: Peter Davis

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