Edwin Gilbert (writer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Edwin Gilbert (July 15, 1907 – August 24, 1976) was a novelist and playwright/scriptwriter who authored popular novels, including Native Stone in 1956.

Gilbert was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1907 and moved to Detroit in the United States as a child. He studied architecture at the University of Michigan, but went into play writing after winning a prize for a one-act play. Moving to New York City, he wrote plays, as well as some magazine work. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Forces, for which he wrote documentary films. After the war, he published a number of novels, including best sellers Native Stone (1956) and Silver Spoon (1957).[1]

In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[2]

Gilbert was married to wife Virginia for 32 years before they divorced in 1973.[1][3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Squirrel Cage (1947)
  • The Hot and the Cool (1953)
  • Native Stone (1956)
  • Silver Spoon (1957)[4]
  • The New Ambassadors (1961)[5]
  • The Beautiful Life (1967)[6]
  • A Season in Monte Carlo (1976)


  1. ^ a b Goodman, George, Jr. (29 August 1976). Edwin Gilbert, 69, Scriptwriter, Dramatist and Novelist, Is Dead, The New York Times
  2. ^ “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” January 30, 1968 New York Post
  3. ^ Lowry, Cynthia (10 August 1950). Actress Makes Good Housewife, Writer, Model, Spartanburg Herald (Associated Press story)
  4. ^ Fuller, Edmund (5 May 1957). The Barons of Glenway, The New York Times
  5. ^ Boroff, David (1 October 1961). A Supermarket Builder in Paris (book review), The New York Times
  6. ^ (17 May 1957). Larky Society (book review), Time (magazine)

External links[edit]