Thornton Wilder biography
Born on April 17, 1897, in Madison, Wisconsin, Thornton Wilder went on to release his debut novel, The Cabala, in 1926. Later novels included The Woman of Andros, The Ides of March and The Eighth Day. He won the 1928 Pulitzer Prize for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, as well as the 1938 and 1943 award in the drama category for Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, respectively. He died on December 7, 1975, in Hamden, Connecticut.