Discipline: Literature

LaMar Warrick

Discipline: Literature
Region: Berkeley, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1934, 1935

LaMar Warrick (?-1992) a journalist and novelist.

Mrs. Warrick started writing when she was nine years old. Born in Detroit, she graduated from Northwestern University in 1915 and did graduate work in journalism. During her undergraduate career, she was the woman`s editor of the Daily Northwestern.

Her novel ''Yesterday`s Children,'' published in 1943, dealt with the impact of WWII on a suburban Illinois family. She was awarded the 1944 prize for fiction by the Chicago Foundation for Literature for the novel. She contributed articles to Christian Century, Harper`s and other magazines and frequently reviewed books.

After serving as editor of the Epworth League Quarterly, she taught part- time in Northwestern`s school of journalism and was later an assistant in the department of philosophy. She won two fellowships to MacDowell and helped to found the Sheridan Circle, a literary reading group in Evanston.

Her husband, Walter D. Warrick, was executive vice president of the J.R. Short Milling Co. of Chicago and Toronto and a consultant for General Mills of Minneapolis. After his death in 1958, she moved to Ludington, MI.