Author, farmer, University professor; member of the Nashville Agrarian Movement. Born– Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26, 1902. Parents– Robert Logan and Lillie Belle (Nelson) Lytle. Lived on a farm near Guntersville. Married– Edna Langdon Barker, June 30, 1938. Children– Three. Education– A.B., Vanderbilt University, 1925; Yale University, 1927-1928.  Taught at the University of the South, 1942-1973; taught, University of Iowa School of Writing, University of Florida, Harvard, Vanderbilt, University of Kentucky; Guggenheim Fellow, three different years, between 1940 and 1961; Brown Fellow, University of the South; edited Sewannee Review, 1961-1973; member, Association of Little Magazines; Southern Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Council of Literary Magazines; Phi Beta Kappa, Episcopal Church.  Awarded honorary Litt. D. by Kenyon College, the University of Florida, the University of the South. Died December 13, 1995.


Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983, and from files at Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s) Alchemy. Winston-Salem, N.C.; Paleomon, 1979.

At the Moon’s Inn. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1941.

Bedford Forrest and His Critter Company. New York; Minton, Balch and Co., 1931.

A Christian University and the World; an Address for the Founder’s Day 1964. Sewanee, Tenn.; The University of the South, 1964.

From Eden to Babylon; the Social and Political Essays of Andrew Nelson Lytle. Washington, D.C.; Regnery Gateway, 1990.

The Hero with the Private Parts; Essays. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1966.

The Long Night. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1936.

A Name for Evil; a Novel. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1947.

A Novel, a Novella, and Four Stories. New York; McDowell, Oblensky, 1958.

Reflections of a Ghost; an Agrarian View After Fifty Years. Dallas, Tex.; New London Press, 1980.

V’ardshuset M’anen; ber’attelsen om Hermando de Soto’s Expedition till Florida. Stockholm; A. Sohlman, 1943.

A Wake for the Living; a Family Chronicle. New York; Crown, 1975.

The Velvet Horn. New York; McDowell, Oblensky, 1957.


Craft and Vision; the Best Fiction from the Sewanee Review. New York; Delacorte, 1971.