Summer 2001 (Volume 26, Number 2)

The 2001 winner of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation’s award for writing is Doug Crandell, who has permitted us to publish a chapter from his novel, Mother Belle. His short stories have appeared in the Indiana Review, the Nebraska Review, The Evansville Literary Review, Rhino and elsewhere. He has fiction appearing in the Sulphur River Literary Review, the Oklahoma Review, Hawaii Review, and Wind Magazine. He is the first-place winner of the 2001 River City Writing Awards in Fiction at the University of Memphis for his story, “Even if He Is a Slave.”

Anderson’s Boulder speech, “Number Two,” is edited from a typescript in Special Collections at the Newberry Library and is published with the permission of the library and the Sherwood Anderson Literary Estate Trust. The article reprinted from the Sandusky Register of 1926 is edited from a copy at the Clyde Historical Museum in Clyde, Ohio.

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death on October 4 of Ray Lewis White, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University and extraordinary Anderson scholar. Some of his many publications are: Sherwood Anderson’s Memoirs (1969), Sherwood Anderson: A Reference Guide (1977), Winesburg, Ohio: An Exploration (1990), Sherwood Anderson’s Secret Love Letters (1991), and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1997), as well as frequent contributions to the Winesburg Eagle and the Sherwood Anderson Review. He was a good friend and help to other Anderson scholars and will be greatly missed.

A Speech at Boulder: Number Two
By Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson, Once of Clyde
By Edith Brilliant

The Sherwood Anderson Literary Center
By Will Schuck

A Chapter from Mother Belle
By Doug Crandell