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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bette Howland  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

-- Bette Howland on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Howland was a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bette Howland was a writer and literary critic. She worked as a librarian and did editorial work for the University of Chicago Press. She also wrote for Commentary Magazine and was a friend of Illinois and Nobel Prize-winning author, Saul Bellow.

In 1978, she was awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 1984 a MacArthur Genius Grant.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Blue in Chicago /
ISBN: 0060119578. OCLC Number: 3223714

Harper & Row,. .

ISBN: 0670748633. OCLC Number: 1004021

Viking Press. .