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Wright Morris

Wright MorrisAKA Wright Marion Morris

Born: 6-Jan-1910
Birthplace: Central City, NE
Died: 29-Apr-1998
Location of death: Mill Valley, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Photographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Field of Vision

Nebraska novelist and photographer.

Father: Will Morris (wanderer)
Mother: Grace Osborn Morris (d. soon after his childbirth)
Wife: Mary Ellen Finfrock (1st, div.)
Wife: Josephine Mary Cantor (2nd)

    University: Pomona College, Pomona, CA (until 1933)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1942 for photography
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1946 for photography
    National Book Award for Fiction 1957 for The Field of Vision
    American Book Award 1981 Fiction for Plains Song, for Female Voices

Author of books:
My Uncle Dudley (1942, novel)
The Field of Vision (1956, novel)
Ceremony in Lone Tree (1960, novel)
Fire Sermon (1971, novel)
A Life (1973, novel)
About Fiction (1975, nonfiction)
The Fork River Space Project (1977, novel)
Earthly Delights, Unearthly Adornments (1978, nonfiction)
Plains Song, for Female Voices (1980, novel)
Will's Boy (1981, memoir)
Solo (1983, memoir)
A Cloak of Light (1985, memoir)

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