Biography for Yearling
Simon and Schuster
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The late Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was born on August 8, 1896 in Washington D.C., and lived there as a child, and on her father's farm in Maryland. She has said that she considers her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Yearling the most unified of her books. It had been in her mind for many years, and she spent five years gathering material for it. The actual writing took two years. The list of honors she received during her lifetime is very long and includes having three of her works chosen as Book-of-the-Month Club selections, receiving the Pulitzer Prize and the O'Henry Prize for The Yearling. She was also awarded honorary degrees from Rollins College, the University of Tampa, and the University of Florida. Mrs. Rawlings has left a literary legacy which includes seven novels, a cookbook, a host of short stories which appeared in the major national magazines, two radio scripts, and two movies, with The Yearling translated into sixteen languages.