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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, 1926-1930, 31-33;Doctor of Literature, University of Illinois, 1973;student, Harvard University, 1930-1931.

Career

Member English faculty, University of Illinois, 1931-1933;editorial staff, New Yorker magazine, 1936-1976.

Works

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.

father:
William Keepers Maxwell

mother:
Eva Blossom (Blinn) Maxwell

spouse:
Emily Gilman Noyes

child:
Katharine Farrington Maxwell

child:
Emily Brooke Maxwell