Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber: from high school declamatory team photoPuliter Prize-winning author Edna Ferber spent her childhood in Appleton WI and used it as the setting for her early stories The Homely Heroine and A Bush League Hero.

Ferber was a prolific novelist, her work the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films. Among her best known works are So Big (for which she won the Pulitzer prize in 1924), Show Boat , Cimarron, Giant and Ice Palace.