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Andrew Nelson Lytle, American author, editor. Guggenheim fellow for creative work in fiction, 1940-1941, 41-42, 60-61; Kenyon Review fellow for fiction, 1956; recipient National Foundation Arts and Humanities award, 1966-1967, prize Lyndhurst Foundation, 1985; Brown fellow University of South, fall 1978, 81-82; prize Ingersoll Foundation, 1986.


Lytle, Andrew Nelson was born on December 26, 1902 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Logan and Lillie Belle (Nelson) Lytle.


Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1925;student, Baker's 47 Workshop, Yale School of Drama, 1927-1928;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Kenyon College, 1965;Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Florida, 1970;Doctor of Letters (honorary), University South, 1973;Doctor of Humane Letters, Hillsdale College, 1985.


Professor history University of South, also managing editor, Sewanee Review, 1942-1943;Professor of English, editor, Sewanee Review, 1961-1973;retired, Sewanee Review, 1973. Lecturer U. Iowa School Writing, 1946, lecturer, acting head, 1947. Lecturer creative writing U. Florida, 1948-1961.

Leader humanities division international seminar Harvard, summer 1954. Teacher Vanderbilt University, Nashville, spring 1974, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1976.



Member Association Little Magazines American (officer), Southern Academy Letters, Arts and Sciences, Council Literature Magazines, The Fellowship of Southern Writers (founding fellow), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Alpha (Southern).


Married Edna Langdon Barker, June 20, 1938. Children– Pamela, Katharine Anne, Lillie Langdon.

Robert Logan Lytle

Lillie Belle (Nelson) Lytle

Edna Langdon Barker

Pamela Lytle

Katharine Anne Lytle

Lillie Langdon Lytle