Discipline: Literature

Hudson Strode

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1927, 1928

Hudson Strode (1892–1976) was an author and professor of creative writing at the University of Alabama. He taught at the University of Alabama from 1916 until his retirement in 1963. His creative writing classes gained international fame for the literary successes achieved by his students. Strode's students published more than 55 novels and 101 short stories. One of Strode's students was the author Borden Deal. Strode wrote several books on Scandinavian and Caribbean countries before turning to biography. His best known accomplishment is his three-volume biography of Jefferson Davis. In 1961 Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden bestowed on Dr. Strode the Order of the North Star in recognition of his contributions toward strengthening the cultural relations between the United States and Sweden.

Portrait courtesy of W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama Libraries



Hudson Strode worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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