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(1873-1947) Novelist, short-story writer. Willa Cather is considered one of the great American writers of the 20th century. She lived at 60 Washington Square, Greenwich Village, New York, New York, then 82 Washington Place, 5 Bank Street, and later at the Hotel Grosvenor. After some time working as a journalist and a teacher in Pittsburgh, she came to New York City in 1904, publishing a book of her short stories, “The Troll Garden” (1905), which gained her an appointment to the editorial staff of McClure’s Magazine. Ms. Cather wrote the novels “O Pioneers!” (1913), “My √Āntonia” (1918), “The Song of the Lark” (1915), “Death Come for the Archbishop” (1927), and others. Ms. Cather moved from Washington Place to an address at 5 Bank Street where she did most of her writing, and which has since been torn down for the subway.

Full Name

Willa Sibert Cather

Locations

New York

Author's Timeline


1873

BIRTH

Willa Cather was born in Back Creek Valley, near Winchester, Virginia, in 1873.

1903

LITWORK

April Twilights


Poetry collection.

1904

RESIDENCE

Ms. Cather moved to New York, New York, in 1904 and lived at 60 Washington Square, Greenwich Village, then 82 Washington Place, 5 Bank Street, and later at the Hotel Grosvenor.

1905

LITWORK

The Troll Garden


Short story collection.

1912

LITWORK

Alexander's Bridge


Novel.

1913

LITWORK

O Pioneers!


Novel.

1915

LITWORK

The Song Of The Lark


Novel.

1918

LITWORK

My Antonia


Novel.

1920

LITWORK

Youth And The Bright Medusa

1922

LITWORK

One Of Ours


Novel; received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1923.

1923

LITWORK

A Lost Lady


Novel.

1927

LITWORK

Death Comes For The Archbishop


Novel.

1931

LITWORK

Shadows On The Rock


Novel.

1947

DEATH

Willa Cather died in New York, New York, on April 24, 1947.

1947

DEATH

Willa Cather died in New York, New York in 1947.

1947

INTERMENT

Willa Cather is buried in the Old Burying Ground in Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire.

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