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 (1949-61), Harvard, Vanderbilt, University of Kentucky; Guggenheim Fellow, three different years, between 1940 and 1961; Brown Fellow, University of the South; edited Sewanee 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; L.H.D., Hillsdale College, 1985. Died December 13, 1995.


Marquis Who’s Who and  files at Birmingham Public Library.


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.

Kristin: A Reading. Columbia:  University of Missouri Press, 1992.

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.


A collection of the papers of Andrew Lytle is held by the library at Vanderbilt University.  Another collection of his papers is part of the Stuart Wright Collection at the Library of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.