Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Romance Born: August 15, 1885 in Kalamazoo, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFerber lived in Chicago during her youth and maintained a strong connection to the city.
Biographical and Professional InformationEdna Ferber was one of the most prolific and popular writers of the first half of the twentieth century. She was an American novelist, author and playwright. Several theatrical and film productions have been made based on her books. Her first best-selling novel So Big won a Pulitzer Prize in 1924. That same year, it was also made into a silent film starring Colleen Moore. The 1932 remake starred Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent, with Bette Davis in a supporting role. Jane Wyman starred in the 1953 remake. Show Boat was turned into a stage musical by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, first produced on stage in 1927 and filmed in 1929, 1936 and 1951. Cimarron was filmed in 1931 and 1960. The 1931 film won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Saratoga Trunk was made into a film in 1945 and into the musical Saratoga in 1959. Giant was made into a film in 1956.
*''American Beauty'', Doubleday, 1931 *''Cimmeron'' *''Come and Get It'', Doubleday, 1935 *''Giant'', Doubleday, 1952, *''Great Son'', Doubleday, 1945 *''Ice Palace'', Doubleday, 1958 *''Nobody`s In Town'', Doubleday, 1938 *''Saratoga Trunk'', Doubleday, 1941 *''Show Boat'', Doubleday, 1926 *''So Big'', Doubleday, 1924 *''The Girls'', Doubleday, 1921 Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed (1911) Fanny Herself (1917) The Girls (1921) Gigolo (1922) So Big (1924) (won Pulitzer Prize) Show Boat (1926, Grosset & Dunlap) Cimarron (1930) American Beauty (1931) Come and Get It (1935) Saratoga Trunk (1941) Great Son (1945) Giant (1952) Ice Palace (1958) Buttered Side Down (1912) Roast Beef, Medium (1913) Emma McChesney stories Personality Plus (1914) Emma McChesney stories Emma Mc Chesney and Co. (1915) Emma McChesney stories Cheerful – By Request (1918) Half Portions (1919) Mother Knows Best (1927) They Brought Their Women (1933) Nobody's in Town: Two Short Novels (1938) Contains Nobody's in Town and Trees Die at the Top One Basket: Thirty-One Short Stories (1947) Includes "No Room at the Inn: A Story of Christmas in the World Today" A Peculiar Treasure (1939) A Kind of Magic (1963)