blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2018  Vol. 17 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was an American novelist best known for her portrayals of settlers and frontier life on the Great Plains. Her novels include My Antonia (1918), The Song of the Lark (1915), and O Pioneers! (1913). Her novel One of Ours (1922), set during World War I and the global influenza pandemic, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she worked in Pittsburgh as a magazine editor and high school English teacher for several years. At age thirty-three she moved to New York City, which would become her home for the remainder of her life.  end