Robert Lewis Taylor

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General Information

Name: Robert Lewis Taylor

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1912 in Carbondale, Illinois

Died: 1998

Illinois Connection

Taylor was born in Carbondale. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for one year and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in 1933.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Lewis Taylor was an author and journalist. In 1939, he became a writer for The New Yorker magazine, contributing biographical sketches. His work also appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1959.

Published Works

  • Adrift in a Boneyard, 1948
  • Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant, Chief, 1948
  • W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes, 1949
  • Professor Fodorski, 1950
  • The Running Pianist, 1950
  • Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness, 1952
  • The Bright Sands, 1954
  • The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, 1958
  • Center Ring, 1960
  • A Journey to Matecumbe, 1961
  • Two Roads to Guadalupe, DoubleDay, 1964
  • Vessel of Wrath: The Life and Times of Carry Nation, 1966
  • A Roaring in the Wind, 1978
  • Niagara, 1980

Titles at Your Library

W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

ISBN: 0891901094
Release Date: 1978-06-18

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Literary Awards

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1959

External Links

Robert Lewis Taylor on WorldCat


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