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Esther Forbes Biographical Note

1891 Esther Louise Forbes was born to William Trowbridge and Harriette Merrifield Forbes on June 28 in Westboro, Massachusetts.
1898 The Forbes family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts.
1909-1912 Esther Forbes attended Bradford Academy, a junior college, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
1916-1918 Attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Joined editorial board of the Wisconsin Literary Magazine in 1916.
1919 Returned to Worcester. In late December began working for the editorial department of Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston.
1924-1926 Wrote feature articles for the Boston Evening Transcript.
1926 Married Albert L. Hoskins, Jr., an attorney, on January 14 and left Houghton Mifflin. The couple moves to New York City. O Genteel Lady! was published.
1928 A Mirror for Witches was published.
1933 Albert Hoskins and Esther Forbes Hoskins divorced. Forbes returned to Worcester.
1935 Miss Marvel was published.
1937 Paradise was published.
1938 The General's Lady was published.
1942 Paul Revere and the World He Lived In was published.
1943 Received honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from Clark University. Awarded Pulitzer Prize in History for Paul Revere and the World He Lived In. Johnny Tremain was published.
1944 Received Newbery Award for Johnny Tremain.
1946 America's Paul Revere was published.
1947 The Boston Book was published. Awarded the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer novel award of $150,000 for forthcoming book, The Running of the Tide.
1948 The Running of the Tide was published.
1949 Elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1954 Rainbow on the Road was published.
1960 Became first woman member elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society.
1967 Died on August 12, 1967, of rheumatic heart disease.