The Writer and his Craft Author:Cowden, Roy W. The Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards for the best creative work in the fields of dramamatic writing, fiction, poetry, and the essay were established at the University of Michigan under the terms of the will of the dramatist Avery Hopwood (class of 1905). in 1930, when the Hopwood Committee first began to amke plans for the annual awarding o... more »f these substantial prizes, it was suggested that the presentation be public and, furthermore, that they be celebrated by some well-known writer. The first twenty of these talks, which have been given every year since 1932, with the one exception of 1936, are brought together here in book form.
The speakers have all bbe craftsmen who have shown an interest in young writers, and their choice of subjects indicates what they themselves have thought might be useful t the apprentice. In these talks will be found critical opinion as broad and varied as our American culture. here also is a revelation of the ways of the writer as writers understand them.