Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Margaret Ayer Barnes  

Pen Name: None


Born: April 8, 1886, in Chicago, Illinois

Died: October 26, 1967, in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Illinois Connection

Barnes was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Margaret Ayer Barnes, was a novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

Published Works

  • Prevailing Winds, Houghton, 1928.
  • Years of Grace, Houghton, 1930.
  • Westward Passage, Houghton, 1931.
  • Within This Present, Houghton, 1933.
  • Edna His Wife, Houghton, 1935.
  • Wisdom's Gate, Houghton, 1938

Selected Titles At Your Library


  • Pulitzer Prize for
  • Years of Grace