Books: Winners

In Manhattan last fortnight, soft-voiced, grey-haired Elizabeth Seifert, winner of the $10,000 Dodd, Mead-Redbook Magazine novel contest, attended a big luncheon in her honor at which Hendrik Van Loon, Pearl Buck and other literary notables spoke, hurried back to her home town of Moberly, Mo. to start work on another novel. The wife of a refrigeration engineer (her real name is Mrs. John Gasparotti), Prize-winner Seifert won over 1,200 contestants with Young Doctor Galahad, a story of a small-town physician, planned to use her winnings to educate her four children. For herself...

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