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Willa Cather in The New Yorker

Willa Cather in The New Yorker

Monday, September 25, 2017

The grand opening and dedication of the National Willa Cather Center in June was occasion to bring together many friends of the Willa Cather Foundation, both old and new. Among donors, Cather family members, elected officials, and guest speaker, Laura Bush, was our new friend, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker. We're especially grateful to Ross for writing an illuminating piece on Cather, entitled "A Walk in Willa Cather's Prairie," for the October 2, 2017, issue of The New Yorker, which appears on newsstands today. In this piece, readers discover how Nebraska's landscape inspired the great American novelist and how her later works like Death Comes for the Archbishop stand apart.