Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Non-Fiction Author)


Linnie Marsh Wolfe was an American librarian. She won the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for her 1945 biography of John Muir titled Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir.

About Linnie Marsh Wolfe

A Michigan-born librarian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, she is best known for her 1945 biography of naturalist John Muir.

Before Fame

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College, she graduated from the University of Southern California’s library school.


She died before she could receive her Pulitzer Prize.

Family Life

She married Roy Wolfe in 1924. She was born in Michigan, and she later taught in California and worked as a librarian in Washington.


Her biography of John Muir won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1946.

Information related to Linnie Marsh Wolfe

  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners
  • Whitman College alumni
  • American non-fiction environmental writers
  • Radcliffe College alumni

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