Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Happy birthday, Majorie Kinnan Rawlings
It is the birthday of writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896), who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Yearling (1938), about a Florida backwoods boy and his love for a young deer. Rawlings is one of Florida's best known writers. She published eight books while she lived at Cross Creek south of Gainesville. Two more were published posthumously. She also wrote 26 short stories, most of them set in Florida. Here is a video made at Rawlings home featuring writer Betty Jean Steinshouer, who portrays Rawlings and other authors. Enjoy.