Log In

Granville Hicks Edit Profile


Granville Hicks, American author. Recipient Clarence Day award American Library Association, 1968.


Hicks, Granville was born on September 9, 1901 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Frank Stevens and Carrie Weston (Home) Hicks.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1923, A.M., 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters, Skidmore College, 1968, Ohio U., 1969. Doctor of Letters, Siena College, 1971.


Instructor Smith College, 1925-1928. Assistant Professor of English, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1929-1935. Counsellor American civilization Harvard, 1938-1939.

Editorial staff New Masses Magazine, 1934-1939. Chairman radio program Speaking of Books, 1941-1943. Director Corporation of Yaddo, from 1942.

Lecturer Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference, 1948. Literature consultant New Leader magazine, 1951-1958. Instructor novel writing New School, New York City, 1955-1958.

McGuffey professor American literature Ohio U., 1967-1968. Contributing editor Saturday Review, 1958-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Great Tradition-An Interpretation of American Literature since the Civil War, 1933, review edit., 1935. (with Lynd Ward) One of Us, 1935. John Reed-The Making of a Revolutionary, 1936.I Like America, 1938. Figures of Transition, 1939. The First to Awaken, 1940.Only One Storm, 1942. Behold Trouble, 1944. Small Town, 1946

    • There Was a Man in Our Town, 1952.Where We Came Out, 1954. Part of the Truth: An Autobiography, 1965. James Gould Cozzens, 1967.Literary Horizons, 1970. Granville Hicks in the New Masses, 1973. Co-editor Proletarian Literature in the United States, 1935.The Letters of Lincoln Steffens (with Ella Winter), 1938. Editor The Living Novel, 1957.


Married Dorothy Dyer, June 27, 1925.

Frank Stevens Hicks

Carrie Weston (Home) Hicks

Dorothy Dyer