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William Maxwell

William Maxwell, American writer. Recipient William Dean Howells medal American Academy Institute Arts and Letters, 1980; American Book award, 1982; Brandeis University Creative arts award medal for fiction, 1984; Ivan Sandrof award National Book Critics Circle, 1994, Gold Medal for Fiction American Academy Arts and Letters, 1995. Member National Institute Arts and Letters (president 1969-1972), American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Maxwell, William was born on August 16, 1908 in Lincoln, Illinois, United States. Son of William Keepers and Eva Blossom (Blinn) Maxwell.

  • Education

    • Student, University Illinois, 1933. Doctor of Literature, University Illinois, 1973. Student, Harvard University, 1931.

    Career

    • Member English faculty University Illinois, 1931-1933. Editorial staff New Yorker magazine, 1936-1976.

    Works

    • Time Will Darken It
    • Pregnant with her second child, Martha King finds her marriage to lawyer Austin King more and more frustrating when her husband befriends his young foster cousin, Nora, and, in the process, unwittingly jeopardizes his marriage, career, and place in the community.

    Membership

    Member National Institute Arts and Letters (president 1969-1972), American Academy of Arts and Letters. Clubs: Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Emily Gilman Noyes, May 17, 1945. Children: Katharine Farrington, Emily Brooke.
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    Born August 16, 1908
    Died July 31, 2000
    (aged 91)
    • 1933
      University Illinois
    • 1973
      University Illinois
    • 1931
      Harvard University
    • 1931 - 1933
      Member, English faculty University Illinois
    • 1936 - 1976
      editorial staff New Yorker magazine