Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (1903-1996) won her first writing award at the age of eleven. She went on to write three books and more than a dozen short stories, one of which was included in the Best American Short Stories of 1954. For nineteen years, she was a professor of creative writing and journalism at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she was the first woman to earn tenure.
Her most renowned work is ADDRESS UNKNOWN a short collection of letters between two friends, one a Jew in San Francisco, one in Germany at the rise of the Nazis. The work has recently had an international resurgence, now being in print in 18 languages and has been performed on stage in eleven different languages.