Willa Cather

Willa Seibert Cather (December 7, 1873–April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Ms. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska; she lived and worked in Pittsburgh for 10 years; at age 33 she moved to New York for the rest of her adult life and writing career.

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