Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: September 4, 1908 in Rucker's Plantation, twenty miles east of Natchez, Mississippi Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWright moved to Chicago in 1927. He worked at the U. S. Post office in Chicago during the 1920`s and the Works Progress Administration Federal Writer`s Project in Chicago 1935-1937. While he lived in Chicago only about 10 years, it was in Chicago where he began a significant literary career focused on examining race relations in the 20th century.
Biographical and Professional InformationRichard Wright was an African-American author of novels, short stories and non-fiction. He is considered to be the most important African American writer of his time as his work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century. Born near Natchez, Mississippi, Wright resided in Chicago, Paris and New York. His famous novel, ''Native Son'', is set in Chicago and considered to be one of the best novels about the African American experience.
*''12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States'', Viking, 1941 *''American Hunger (Autobiography)'', Harper, 1977 *''Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth'', Harper, 1945 *''Black Power, A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos'', Harper, 1954 *''Daddy Goodness (Play) '', Produced Off-Broadway, 1968 *''Eight Men (stories)'', World, 1961 *''How “Bigger” Was Born; the Story of Native Son'', Harper, 1940 *''Lawd Today'', Avon, 1963 *''Letters to Joe C. Brown'',Edited by Thomas Knipp, Kent State University Libraries, 1968 *''Native Son, Harper'', 1940 *''Pagan Spain'', Harper, 1957 *''Rite of Passage'', Harper Collins, 1994 *''Savage Holiday'', Avon, 1954 *''The Color Curtain, A Report on the Bandung Conference'', World, 1956 *''The Long Dream'', Doubleday, 1958 *''The Man Who Lived Underground'', Aubier-Flammarion, 1971 *''The Outsider, Harper'', 1953 *''Uncle Tom’s Children: Five Long Stories'', Harper, 1938 *''Uncle Tom’s Children: Four Novellas'', Harper, 1938 *''White Man, Listen!'', Doubleday, 1957