Receiver of the 1942 Pulitzer Prize
A southern feminist writer, Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1874. As a child at home at One West Main Street, Glasgow loved to read; this made up for her lack of a formal education. Due to personal losses, Glasgow developed a gloomy view of society.
She was the Third Vice president of the Richmond Equal Suffrage League, besides an author. Glasgow's realistic fiction novels often showed the female characters as stronger than the male characters. It was this new type of Southern fiction which made Ellen Glasgow one of the major writers of her time.
Some of her best works are:The Battle Ground, Virginia, Barren Ground, They Stooped to Folly, Vein of Iron,andIn this our Life, for which she received a Pulitzer prize in 1942. She died three years later in 1945. Her autobiography, entitledThe Woman Within, was published posthumously(after her death) in 1954.