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Individual Author Record

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: September 13, 1876 in Camden, Ohio

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Anderson worked as an advertising copywriter in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sherwood Anderson was an important figure in the Chicago Renaissance, the movement that attracted world-wide attention to Chicago as a literary center around the time of the First World War. He was an important novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet and dramatist.


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Awards

-- *Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990

-- *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012