Individual Author Record
Name: James MellowPen Name: James R. Mellow Genre: Born: Gloucester, Massachusetts Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMellow graduated from Northwestern University in 1950.
Biographical and Professional InformationJames R. Mellow was a writer, editor, art critic, and acclaimed biographer. He wrote a sequence of books that detailed the study of a major episode in American cultural history - ''Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company'', ''Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald'', and ''Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences''. His biography of Nathanial Hawthorne, won the National Book Award in 1983. Mellow also wrote for ''The New York Times'', ''Architectural Digest'', ''The Washington Post'', ''Gourmet'', and ''Arts'' magazine, among other publications. Before his death in 1997, James Mellow had one unfinished manuscript on the life of American photographer Walker Evans which was published posthumously.
*''Charmed Circle, Gertrude Stein & Company'', Avon, 1975*''Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times, Houghton Mifflin, 1980*''Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Houghton Mifflin, 1984*''Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences'', Da Capo Press, 1993*''Walker Evans'', Basic Books, 1999