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League of American Writers

ORGANIZATION

Founding Date:
Apr-1935

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Adamic
Author
23-Mar-1899 4-Sep-1951 Laughing in the Jungle
Léonie Adams
Poet
9-Dec-1899 27-Jun-1988 Those Not Elect
James Agee
Poet
27-Nov-1909 16-May-1955 A Death in the Family
Conrad Aiken
Poet
5-Aug-1889 17-Aug-1973 Earth Triumphant
Nelson Algren
Author
28-Mar-1909 9-May-1981 The Man with the Golden Arm
James Baldwin
Novelist
2-Aug-1924 30-Nov-1987 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Eduard Benes
Head of State
28-May-1884 3-Sep-1948 Founder of modern Czechoslovakia
William Rose Benét
Poet
2-Feb-1886 4-May-1950 The Dust Which Is God
Van Wyck Brooks
Critic
16-Feb-1886 2-May-1963 Finders & Makers
Erskine Caldwell
Author
17-Dec-1903 11-Apr-1987 Tobacco Road
Robert Cantwell
Novelist
31-Jan-1908 8-Dec-1978 Laugh and Lie Down
John Cheever
Author
27-May-1912 18-Jun-1982 The Enormous Radio
Malcolm Cowley
Author
24-Aug-1898 27-Mar-1989 Exile's Return
Theodore Dreiser
Novelist
27-Aug-1871 28-Dec-1945 An American Tragedy
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Waldo Frank
Author
25-Aug-1889 9-Jan-1967 American cultural critic and social historian
Dashiell Hammett
Author
27-May-1894 10-Jan-1961 The Maltese Falcon
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Granville Hicks
Critic
9-Sep-1901 18-Jun-1982 Marxist critic, The Great Tradition
Langston Hughes
Poet
1-Feb-1902 22-May-1967 The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Archibald Macleish
Poet
7-May-1892 20-Apr-1982 Conquistador
Thomas Mann
Novelist
6-Jun-1875 12-Aug-1955 Buddenbrooks
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
John Steinbeck
Novelist
27-Feb-1902 20-Dec-1968 The Grapes of Wrath
Donald Ogden Stewart
Author
30-Nov-1894 2-Aug-1980 The Philadelphia Story


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