logo logo

William Derry Eastlake

William Derry Eastlake, American author. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Les Lettres Nouvelles award for best foreign novel public in France, 1972; Ford Foundation grantee, 1963; Rockefeller Foundation grantee, 1966, 67; subject of spring 1983 issue Review Contemporary Fiction.


  • Eastlake, William Derry was born on July 14, 1917 in New York City. Son of Gordon and Charlotte (Bradley) Eastlake.

  • Education

    • Student, Alliance Française, Paris, 1950. Doctor of Laws, University Albuquerque, 1970.


    • Lecturer University New Mexico, 1967-1968, University Southern California, 1968-1969, University Arizona, 1969-1971, United States Military Academy, 1975.


    • The bamboo bed
    • -- Dying in a bamboo bed, Captain Clancy hallucinates several philosophical conversations with a snake and a tiger.
    • Castle Keep
    • Castle Keep a novel by William Eastlake, old, worn but together after all these years.


    Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild, Author's Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, American Association of University Professors.
    See on larger map
    Born July 14, 1917
    • 1950
      Alliance Française
    • 1970
      University Albuquerque
    • 1967 - 1968
      Lecturer, University New Mexico
    • 1968 - 1969
      Lecturer, University New Mexico
    • 1969 - 1971
      Lecturer, University New Mexico
    • 1975
      Lecturer, University New Mexico