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critic , novelist

Wright Morris, American novelist, critic. Recipient Robert Kirsch award for body of work, 1981, Life Achievement award National Endowment for Arts, 1986; Guggenheim fellow, 1942, 46, 54. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences (Whiting award 1982).

Background

Morris, Wright was born on January 6, 1910 in Central City, Nebraska, United States. Son of William H. and Grace (Osborn) Morris.

Education

Student, Pomona College, 1933. Degree (honorary), Westminster College. Degree (honorary), University Nebraska.

Degree (honorary), Pomona College.

Career

Professor, San Francisco State University, 1962-1975.

Works

Membership

Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences (Whiting award 1982).

Connections

Married Mary E. Finfrock, 1934 (divorced 1961). Married Josephine Kantor, 1961.

father:
William H. Morris

mother:
Grace (Osborn) Morris

spouses:
Mary E. Finfrock

Josephine Kantor