Katharine Brush

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Katharine Brush (August 15, 1902 – June 10, 1952) was an American author.

According to her autobiographical collection of works, This Is On Me (1940) , Katharine Brush was born Katharine Ingham in Middletown, Connecticut. Brush did not attend college, but instead began working as a columnist for the Boston Traveler. During her career she published multiple short stories in serial magazines like College Humor and Cosmopolitan; the best known of these were collected in a book titled Night Club (1929). Brush's works are characterized by her involving narrative style and wit.

Brush was born Katharine Ingham in Middletown, Connecticut on August 15, 1902. She first attracted attention in the 1920s with her short stories published under her married name, Katherine Brush. Her story "Him and Her" (published in Collier's Weekly March 16, 1929) was an O. Henry Award winner named "Best Short Short" of 1929. She also received honorable mentions for her short stories in 1927 ("Night Club" Harper's Magazine September 1927), 1931 ("Good Wednesday", Harpers), and 1932 ("Football Girl", College Humor, October 1931). Her short short story "The Birthday Party" is frequently taught in literature classes.

Brush's novel Young Man of Manhattan was named the 9th best-selling novel of 1930 by Publishers Weekly and later that year was made into a film starring Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, and Ginger Rogers. Brush, however, is probably...
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