Willa Cather

Willa’s sensitivity to her surroundings appeared repeatedly in her stories and books. Raised on the edge of the western frontier, she wrote with a passion and clarity grounded in her own knowledge of the stories of early Nebraska settlers. Willa was editor of a national magazine, author of bestselling novels and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and several honorary degrees. Her writings were the first to mark America’s literary “coming of age.”

1986 Cowgirl Honoree – Nebraska