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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Born: Aug 8, 1896

Death: Dec 14, 1953

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Date of Birth : Aug 8, 1896
Date of Death : Dec 14, 1953
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie of the same name. The book was written long before the concept of young-adult fiction, but is now commonly included in teen-reading lists.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist


  • Arthur Frank Kinnan
  • Ida May Traphagen Kinnan


  • Norton Baskin
  • Charles Rawlings

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Newbery Honor
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