Howard Fast: Celebrating 100 Years
Howard Fast, born November 11, 1914, was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style. Join us in celebrating his legacy.