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Eleanor Clark, American author. Guggenheim fellow, 1946-1947, 49-50; National Institute of Arts and Letters grantee, 1947. Served with Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Background

Clark, Eleanor was born on July 6, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Frederick Huntington and Eleanor (Phelps) Clark.

Education

She attended Vassar College in the 1930s and was involved with the literary magazine Con Spirito there, along with Elizabeth Bishop, Mary McCarthy, and her sister Eunice Clark.

Career

She also authored two other works of nonfiction, Rome and a Villa and Eyes, Etc., and the novels The Bitter Box, Baldur's Gate, and Camping Out. Eleanor Clark died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1996, aged 82.

Achievements

  • For her book The Oysters of Locmariaquer (1964), Clark received the U.S. National Book Award in category Arts and Letters. Warren had won the Poetry award in 1958.

Works

Membership

Served with Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Robert Penn Warren, December 7, 1952 (deceased 1989). Children: Rosanna, Gabriel.

father:
Frederick Huntington Clark

mother:
Eleanor (Phelps) Clark

spouse:
Robert Penn Warren

children:
Rosanna Clark

Gabriel Clark