Everyone’s hungry for Wilder! Packages of Kellogg's Raisin Bran currently feature quotations from famous figures, such as Churchill, Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt and Einstein. Wilder's contribution is the famed last sentence of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
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James Magruder recently spoke about Wilder the playwright with Penelope Niven, who is writing a biography of Thornton Wilder.
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In February 2002, the Wilder Society began a new series of publications, available to members only. The first of these is a short newsletter, entitled FYI, which contains updates of Wilder Society events and news.
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Meet Kathleen Tolan, chosen as the Thornton Wilder Fellow 2001 by The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Also, read about the new writing award established by Berea College in Berea, KY, and the annual writing competition sponsored by the Hamdem Library in Hamden, CT.
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The production, by the Baltimore Stage Company, of four Wilder one-act plays was a memorable event, bringing several of Wilder’s splendid, but lesser known, works to a large audience in January and February 2001.
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It has been said that Thornton Wilder possessed one of the great interplanetary minds of the twentieth century. His work as an American novelist and playwright has been imported by countries around the world.
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