Awards & Winners

Oliver La Farge

Date of Birth 19-December-1901
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge, Oliver Lafarge
Profession Writer, Novelist, Author, Anthropologist
Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge was an American writer and anthropologist, best known for his 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Laughing Boy. Named for his uncle, Oliver H.P. La Farge, he was the grandson of the artist and stained-glass pioneer John La Farge, and his wife Margaret Mason Perry. Her father was Christopher Grant Perry, the son of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Elizabeth Champlin Mason. He was a descendant of Gov. Thomas Prence a co-founder of Eastham, Massachusetts, a political leader in both the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, and governor of Plymouth; and Elder William Brewster, the Pilgrim leader and spiritual elder of the Plymouth Colony and a passenger on the Mayflower. His great-grandmother was Frances Sergeant who was the daughter of Chief Justice Thomas Sergeant and Sarah Bache, the daughter of Sarah Franklin Bache and Richard Bache. Frances was a great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and Deborah Read. He was the son of the noted Beaux-Arts architect Christopher Grant La Farge, and father of the folksinger and painter Peter La Farge.

Awards by Oliver La Farge

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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Honored for : Laughing Boy