Ralph Waldo Ellison
Ralph Waldo Ellison, (March 1, 1914 – April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, best known for his novel Invisible Man which won the National Book Award in 1953, as well as an important essaist. From 1967 on, he and his wife Fanny maintained a summer home in Plainfield. After a fire destroyed their house, they moved into their guest cottage, considerably expanding it.
- Ralph Ellison as Neighbor by Hugh Hawkins
- Ralph Ellison Papers – Library of Congress
- Ralph Ellison: The Invisible Manuscript – By Wil Haygood – The Washington Post. Sunday, August 19, 2007