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Marchette Chute

Marchette Chute, American author. Recipient Author Meets the Critics award for best non-fiction of, 1950; Chap-Book award Poetry Society of America, 1954; New York Shakespeare Club award, 1954; Secondary Education Board book award, 1954; Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, 1957.


  • Chute, Marchette was born on August 16, 1909 in Wayzata, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of William Young and Edith Mary (Pickburn) Chute.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Minnesota, 1930. Doctor of Letters, Western College for Women, 1952. Doctor of Letters, Carleton College, 1957.

      Doctor of Letters, Dickinson College, 1964.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow Royal Society Arts; member American P.E.N. (president 1955-57), American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Rhymes about Us: 2
    • A collection of poems about familiar experiences, emotions, and events of childhood, such as getting a new pair of shoes or having a bad day.
    • Stories from Shakespeare
    • A retelling of Shakespeare's plays, aimed as an aid to revision or for a quick reminder of the plot before seeing a play.
    • The Wonderful Winter
    • The year is 1597 and, more than anything else in the world, Sir Robert Wakefield wants a companion.


    Executive committee National Book Committee. Judge non-fiction National Book Awards, 1952, 59. Fellow Royal Society Arts.

    Member American P.E.N. (president 1955-1957), American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.
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    Born August 16, 1909
    Died May 6, 1994
    (aged 84)
    • 1930
      University Minnesota
    • 1952
      Western College for Women
    • 1957
      Carleton College
    • 1964
      Dickinson College