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Virginia Sorensen
Despite earning a degree in journalism, Sorensen devoted herself to fiction after studying creative writing under Yvor Winters at Stanford. Her first novel, A Little Lower than the Angels, appeared in 1942 to favorable reviews and launched her career as a novelist.

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Also Known As Virginia Eggertsen Sorensen
Birth Date February 17, 1912
Death Date December 24, 1991
Parents Claude & Helen Eggertsen
Spouse Married Fred Sorensen who she divorced after 25 years of marriage. Later married to British writer, Alec Waugh.
Education Received her degree in journalism from Brigham Young University.
Studied creative writing under Yvor Winters at Stanford.
Awards 1955 The Child Study Award for her book Plain Girl
1957 Newbery Medal Award for her book Miracles on Maple Hill
Two Guggenheim Awards
Other Biographical Information Spent her childhood in Springville, Utah.

Works by Virginia Sorensen
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YearGenre
A Loss of Innocence1947 Film
If You Are a Writer You Write! : An Interview with Virginia Sorensen1980Interview / Panel
The Man with the Key1974Novel
Kingdom Come1960Novel
The House Next Door: Utah 18961954Novel
Many Heavens: A New Mormon Novel1954Novel
The Proper Gods1951Novel
The Neighbors: A Novel1947Novel
On this Star1947Novel
A Little Lower than the Angels1942Novel
Where Nothing is Long Ago1992Personal Essay
Where Nothing is Long Ago: Memories of a Mormon Childhood1963Personal Essay Collection
Bride1992Poetry
The Depot1980Short Story


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