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Victor Sawdon Pritchett, British Author. Decorated commander Order British Empire, 1968, created knight, 1975, Companion of Honor, 1993; recipient Royal Society Literature award, 1969, 87, W.H.Smith award, 1990, Elmer Holmes Bobst award New York University, 1991, Golden Pen award International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, 1993. Member Society Authors (president 1978).

Background

Pritchett, Victor Sawdon was born on December 16, 1900 in Ipswich, England. Son of Sawdon and Beatrice (Martin) Pritchett.

Education

Educated, Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Leeds University, 1973. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Columbia University, 1978.

Doctor of Literature (honorary), University Sussex, 1980. Doctor of Literature (honorary), Harvard University, 1985.

Career

Free-lance journalist, France, Ireland, Spain and United States, 1921-1928;literature critic, New Statesman, London, 1928-1978;director, New Statesman, 1951-1978. Christian Gauss lecturer Princeton University, 1953. Beckman professor University of California, Berkeley, 1960.

Writer-in-residence Smith College, 1966-1971. Zisskind professor Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1969. Visiting professor School Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1972.

Clark lecturer Cambridge (England) University, 1969, Vanderbilt University,1981.

Works

Membership

Member Society Authors (president 1978) Clubs: Savile (London), Beefsteak (London).

Connections

Married Dorothy Roberts, October 2, 1936. Children: Josephine, Oliver.

father:
Sawdon Pritchett

mother:
Beatrice (Martin) Pritchett

spouse:
Dorothy Roberts

child:
Josephine Pritchett

child:
Oliver Pritchett