Willa Cather (1873-1947)

Willa Cather's reputation as one of America's finest novelists rests on her novels about Nebraska and the American Southwest. These novels express her deep love of the land and her distaste for the materialism and conformism of modern life.

Devoted to values such as the importance of family and the need for human courage and dignity, she created strong female characters whose sort of strength and determination had previously been attributed only to men.

Of her twelve novels, "My Antonia" and "Death Comes for the Archibishop" are considered the finest. You can take a look at one of her novels, "O Pioneers!"