Maude Hutchins

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Maude Phelps McVeigh Hutchins (1899 – 28 March 1991) was an American novelist born in New York City. She is considered one of the foremost practitioners of nouveau roman in the English language.[1] Hutchins is best known today for her sexual coming-of-age novel Victorine [2] which was republished in 2008 by New York Review Books Classics.[3] Other novels include Blood on the Doves and The Unbelievers Downstairs.[4] She was married to University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins. They married in 1921 and divorced in 1948. They had three children.[5]

Hutchins died in Fairfield, Connecticut.


  • Diagrammatics (1932)
  • Georgiana (1948)
  • A Diary of Love (1950)
  • Love is a Pie (1952)
  • My Hero (1953)
  • The Memoirs of Maisie (1955)
  • Victorine (1959)
  • The Elevator (1962) (Short story collection)
  • Honey on the Moon (1964)
  • Blood on the Doves (1965)
  • The Unbelievers Downstairs (1967)


  1. ^ Nin, Anais, The Novel of the Future, p. 166, Macmillan, New York, New York, 1968
  2. ^ The New Yorker's Book Bench
  3. ^ New York Review of Books page for Victorine
  4. ^ Time review of The Unbelievers Downstairs
  5. ^ Dzuback, Mary Ann, Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1991