Ingles, James (1905 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

James Wesley Ingles was born in Dunoon, Scotland. His family moved to New York when he was 5 and he grew up in Nyack and Ossining, NY. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, his masters (with honors) from Princeton, and did his graduate study at Drew University, NJ.

He summered in Maine for many years before becoming a professor of literature at Bates College (1943) and moving to Auburn, ME.

He is best known for his novels, although he also wrote poetry, book reviews and literary criticism and at least one of his short stories, The Wind is Blind was included in the O Henry Prize Collection for 1948.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Wind is Blind [From Prize Stories of 1948: The O. Henry Awards selected and edited by Herschel Brickell] (1948)
  • A Woman of Samaria (1949)