Wickenden, Dan

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Leonard Daniel Wickenden (1913-1989), known as Dan, was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on March 24, 1913 and graduated from Amherst College in 1935. His first novel, The Running of the Deer, was published in 1937 followed by six others; among them was The Wayfarers, a Literary Guild selection for 1945. He published his last novel, The Amazing Vacation, in 1956.

In 1953, Wickenden joined Harcourt Brace & World (later Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) as associate editor. He eventually became senior editor of Harcourt's trade publications, working with notable authors such as Eudora Welty, James Gould Cozzens, and Wendell Berry. He retired in 1978 but continued to accept freelance consulting and editorial work until 1980. During this time, until 1981, he also taught writing for Fairfield University's evening education program. He died at his home in Weston, Connecticut on October 27, 1989.

From the guide to the Wickenden Papers, 1921-1989, 1953-1979, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Wickenden Papers, 1921-1989, 1953-1979 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Wickenden, Dan. Manuscript of "The wayfarers." Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
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associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1935. Wickenden. corporateBody
associatedWith Berry, Wendell, 1934- person
associatedWith Carpenter, Don. person
associatedWith Deck, John N. person
associatedWith Fairfield University corporateBody
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. corporateBody
associatedWith Harcourt, Brace & World. corporateBody
associatedWith McIntosh, John. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Welty, Eudora, 1909- person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Amazing vacation person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Bright carpet person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Charmed life person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Golden dustman person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Heritage person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Red carpet person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Running of the deer person
associatedWith Wickenden, Dan. Turn backward person
associatedWith Wickenden, Leonard Daniel, 1913-1989. person
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