Biography: Hamlin Hannibal Garland (1860-1940) was an American writer known for his portrayal of hard-working Midwestern farmers. In 1891, a short story collection, Main-Traveled Roads, sealed his success and he went on to write biographies and memoirs, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1922. Garland was interested in Spiritualism and psychic phenomena, and wrote books on the topic such as The Mystery of the Buried Crosses (1939).

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