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Edna Ferber, Prolific American Author of Giant

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968), American novelist and playwright, is a name perhaps less known today than other classic women authors. In her heyday, she was considered one of the most successful writers of the time—primarily the 1920s through the early 50s.

Her sprawling stories may be better known today than she herself is; it could be argued that she’s a forgotten author to be revisited.

Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1885 to Jewish parents — her Hungarian-born Jacob Ferber and Julia Neumann Ferber of Milwaukee. Her parents moved around the Midwest before settling in Appleton, Wisconsin. Read More→

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