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Willa Cather

Born: Dec 7, 1873

Death: Apr 24, 1947

Birthplace: Gore

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Willa Cather

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1873
Date of Death : Apr 24, 1947
Birth Place : Gore

Willa Sibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Virginia and Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years. At the age of 33 she moved to New York City, her primary home for the rest of her life, though she also traveled widely and spent considerable time at her summer residence in New Brunswick, Canada.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Willa Sibert Cather
  • Willa Seibert Cather
  • Wilella Sibert Cather


  • Mary Virginia Boak
  • Charles Fectigue Cather

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction
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