Competition: US & Canada
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.