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Edna Ferber

USA flag (1885 - 1968)

Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were popular in her lifetime and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie).

Genres: Historical Romance
Non fiction
   A Peculiar Treasure (1939)
   The Royal Family (1977) (with George S Kaufman)
   Edna Ferber and Her Circle (2000)