Guthrie, A.B. Jr.
|Birthname||Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr.|
|born on||13 January 1901 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Bedford, Indiana, 38n52, 86w29|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°26' 27°06 Asc. 02°36'|
American novelist, screenwriter, historian, and literary historian.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction during 1950 for his novel The Way West.
The author called himself "Bud" because he felt that Alfred Bertram was "a sissy name."
Guthrie died on April 26, 1991.
Sy Scholfield cites a letter from Guthrie senior to his son, dated 13 January 1940, as transcribed in Jackson J. Benson, "Under the Big Sky: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr." (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), pp. 68-69: "Dear Buddie, It is seven o'clock, p.m. of your birthday. . . . I recall quite vividly still the circumstances surrounding your birth--in a duplex house in Bedford . . . It was early in the morning, around one o'clock when you put in your appearance."
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize