About Willa Cather

Works Online

A Lost Lady
Alexander`s Bridge
Lucy Gayheart
My Antonia
O Pioneers!
Obscure Destinies
One of Ours
Sapphira and the Slave Girl
The Professor`s House
The Song Of The Lark
The Troll Garden and Selected Stories


1873 Willa Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley, Virginia.

1895 Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska. She had first arrived at the University dressed as William Cather, her opposite sex twin.

1903 Her first books were a poetry collection, April Twilights

1905 A short story collection, The Troll Garden was published.

1912 Alexander`s Bridge, was published.

1913 Many of her books drew on her memories and knowledge of Nebraska. O Pioneers! offered a fascinating explorations of the experience of pioneers of the Plains, as do My Antonia, and A Lost Lady.

1918 My Antonia

1922 One of Ours

1923 A Lost Lady

1923 One of Ours recieved the Pulitzer Prize for fiction

1925 The Professor`s House

1926 My Mortal Enemy

1927 Death Comes for the Archbishop

1931 Shadows on the Rock

1935 Lucy Gayheart

1940 Sapphira and the Slave Girl

04/24/1947 Willa Cather died

1961 Cather was the first woman voted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.

1974 She was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1988 She was inducted into the National Women`s Hall of Fame at Seneca, New York.

Resources On The Web

Willa Cather Site - short Bio but a great timeline

Willa Cather Page - Bio, events, quotes, etc....

The Willa Cather Eletronic Archive - More Willa Cather than you can shake a stick at

Willa Cather Domestic Goddess - Links, Criticisms, and much much more

Willa Cather State Historic Site - Want to walk where Willa walked? Click away....

Womens History - Contains a vast amount of links for Willa Cather




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