1890 – 1968
Who was Conrad Richter?
Conrad Michael Richter was an American novelist whose lyrical work focuses on life on the American frontier in various periods. His The Town, the last in his trilogy about the Ohio frontier, won the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His novel The Waters of Kronos won the 1961 National Book Award for Fiction. Two collections of short stories were published posthumously in the 20th century, and several of his novels have been reissued in the 21st century by academic presses.
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