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Conrad Richter

USA flag (1890 - 1968)

Conrad Richter was born in Pennsylvania. His family on his mothers side was identified with the early American scene, and from boyhood on he was saturated with tales and the color of Eastern pioneer days. In 1928 he and his family moved to New Mexico, where his heart and mind were soon captured by the Southwest. The Sea of Grass and The Trees were awarded the gold medal of the Societies of Libraries of New York University in 1942.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1951) : The Town
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1961) : The Waters of Kronos