Thornton Wilder

THORNTON WILDER (1897-1975) is the only writer to have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction (for The Bridge of San Luis Rey), and drama (twice, for Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth). His play The Matchmaker was adapted into the musical Hello, Dolly!, and he wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. Wilder's many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.