Thornton Wilder, who lived in Chicago and taught at the University of Chicago from 1930-1936, was one of six members of The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.
While in Chicago Wilder taught courses in World Classics in Translation and Creative Writing, and published The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act (1931) and his fourth novel Heaven’s My Destination (1935).
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