Wallace Stegner


Wallace Stegner (1909–1993), widely regarded as the “Dean of Western Writers,” authored over a dozen novels, including The Big Rock Candy Mountain, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose, and The Spectator Bird, winner of the National Book Award. He also authored five short story collections and sixteen works of nonfiction. Stegner taught at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and Stanford University, where he founded the creative writing program.