H. L. Davis

Finalist, 1953 National Book Awards

H.L. Davis was a truly original Northwest voice. Born in southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley in 1894, Davis grew up in Antelope and The Dalles. He began his writing career as a poet, receiving the prestigious Levinson Prize at age twenty-five. With the encouragement of H. L. Mencken—who called Honey in the Horn the best first novel ever published in America—he turned to fiction, publishing five popular novels and many short stories and essays in the course of his career. [Oregon State University Press] Davis won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Honey in the Horn in 1936.  
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Winds of Morning

Cover of Winds of Morning by H. L. Davis
ISBN 9780062413185 William Morrow Paperbacks / Morrow

A stirring, provocative novel of the American Northwest in the 1920s, written with the same buoyant vigor, the sharp characterization, and the pungent wisdom that captivated readers of H.L. Davis' great Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Honey In The Horn. More about this book >

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H. L. Davis

H.L. Davis was a truly original Northwest voice. Born in southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley in 1894, Davis grew up in Antelope and The Dalles. He began his writing career as a poet, receiving the prestigious Levinson Prize at age twenty-five. With the encouragement of H. L. Mencken—who called Honey in the Horn the best first novel ever published in America—he turned to fiction, publishing five popular novels and many short stories and essays in the course of his career. [Oregon State University Press]

Davis won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Honey in the Horn in 1936.

 

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