Today in History–April 17–the Library of Congress features writer Thornton Wilder, born on this day in 1897. This lauded American writer produced award-winning (3 Pulitzer Prizes and 1 National Book Award) plays, novels, essays, and more. Find out more about this literary master by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Wilder and the theater.
Playwright Thornton Wilder Was Born from America’s Library
Holograph letter from Thornton Wilder to Marian MacDowell, April 30, 1928 (curator commentary)