Randolph College rich in writing history

Prospective students interested in writing for a living may want to explore options at Randolph College, where Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck graduated.

Buck, who graduated in 1914, was the first woman from the U.S. to win the Nobel Prize in literature. In 1938, she was given the award for her body of work and most notably for her novel The Good Earth, for which she was also given the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

She is well-traveled, spending most of her life traveling between China and the United States. After college, she returned to the Far East to teach English literature at the University of Nanjing and the Chinese National University from 1920 to 1933.

Buck was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a 5 cent Great American series postage stamp in 1983. Furthermore, her former residence at Nanjing University is now the school's science and technology industry group building, which displays examples of the legacy she left behind in both countries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for writers and authors are expected to increase by 15 percent in the coming years.

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