Austin Tappan Wright

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Birthday
20, 1883
Birthplace
Hanover, NH
Death Date
Sep 18, 1931 (48)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1883
Birthplace
Hanover, NH
Death Date
Sep 18, 1931 (48)

About

An American legal scholar, he also became known for Islandia, a famous work of Utopian fiction. The 1942 novel tells the story of a lawyer living in an imaginary country.

Before Fame

He received his law degree from Harvard in 1908. He subsequently worked as assistant counsel to the U.S. Shipping Board during World War I.

Trivia

He published only one work of fiction during his lifetime.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife, Margaret Garrad Stone.

Associated With

His extensive history of the imaginary country, Islandia, has been compared to J.R.R. Tolkien's history of Middle-Earth.