Thursday, October 3, 2013

Historical Ebook? Look At Late 1930s References

Welcome back!
I have a great reference for anyone writing an American historical novel based in the late 1930s early 1940s.

Federal Writers Project Books

The Federal Writers' Project (FWP) was a United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression. It was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program.

Notable writers were:
  • Conrad Aiken
  • Nelson Algren
  • William Attaway
  • Saul Bellow
  • Max Bodenheim
  • John Cheever
  • Loren Eiseley
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Vardis Fisher
  • Irving Fiske (Then Fishman)
  • Fountain Hughes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Eliot Elisofon
  • Weldon Kees
  • Claude McKay
  • Harry Partch
  • Kenneth Patchen
  • John Steinbeck
  • May Swenson
  • Studs Terkel
  • Jim Thompson
  • Richard Wright
  • Frank Yerby
  • Margaret Walker
  • Dorothy West
  • Anzia Yezierska
  • Arnold S. Eagle

Where can I find the books?

I found a big list - every state is represented!
DigitalBookIndex - Federal Writers' Project : Mostly Traveled.

Be sure to tell me what you think... did you use any of the material for your book?
(Hint: This is a great way to let people know you are writing a book -- or published one waiting for readers!)