Harold Courlander Photo

Harold Courlander

Born: Sep 18, 1908

Death: Mar 15, 1996

Birthplace: Indianapolis

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Harold Courlander

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1908
Date of Death : Mar 15, 1996
Birth Place : Indianapolis

Harold Courlander was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, an expert in the study of Haitian life. The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American, and Native American cultures. He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and Afro-American cultural connections with Africa.


  • Writer
  • Novelist
  • Anthropologist

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Newbery Honor
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