V.S. Pritchett

British, 1900 - 1997

V. S. Pritchett is widely regarded as one of the greatest English short story writers of the twentieth century. He began writing at the age of twenty-three for The Christian Science Monitor and wrote his first book five years later. He published over twenty additional books over the course of his long career while simultaneously teaching at schools around the United States, including Princeton, Columbia, and Smith. Pritchett was knighted in 1975 for “services to literature.” He also received a PEN Award, a W. H. Smith Literary Award, and a Heinemann Award, among others.