Post-University Days

Willa Cather

Her experience in journalism and criticism took her first to Pittsburgh and then to New York, where she served as managing editor for McClure's Magazine.  Cather had a long writing career, over which she became nationally acclaimed and internationally respected(UN News Service; "Cather Plaque makes ...").  She is most remembered for My Ántonia, A Lost Lady (1923) and Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927).  Cather received the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours.  She was given honorary degrees from Yale, Princeton and Berkeley, and was awarded the Prix Femina Américain by the French for her depiction of French culture within North America. Her writing earned her a spot on the cover of Time Magazine as well as the gold medal from the National Institute of Arts and Letters(Knoll; Woodress).