James Agee (1909-1955)

James AgeeJames Agee was a film critic for Time magazine, wrote the screenplay for The African Queen, and won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel, A Death in the Family, in 1958. He wrote the text following Walker Evans’ photographs published as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Ross Spears’s film AGEE: A Sovereign Prince of the English Language was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was awarded a Blue Ribbon at the 1980 American Film Festival.