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Sinclair Lewis Newsletter

The new issue of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter is now out (Fall 2019). If you'd like a sample copy, e-mail Sally Parry at It includes articles on John Gunther and Sinclair Lewis, Teaching Lewis's Kingsblood Royal with Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, a review of Alcoholite at the Altar: The Writer and Addiction by Roger Forseth, and our continuing feature "What Were They Reading Then?" with essays on Tyranny of the Dark by Hamlin Garland and The Voice of Bugle Ann by MacKinlay Kantor.

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Main Street Turns 100!

The Sinclair Lewis Society, in association with the Sinclair Lewis Foundation, will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Main Street during the annual Sinclair Lewis Days, July 15-17, 2020, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

There will be a conference focusing on Main Street and its influence on American culture. The Society welcomes papers on any other aspect of Lewis studies as well. In addition to the panels, there will be a keynote speaker, a tour of places connected with Lewis's boyhood, and the unveiling of Dave Simpkins's book on the young Sinclair Lewis, Becoming Sinclair Lewis. Accommodations are available throughout Sauk Centre, including the Palmer House where Lewis worked as a young man.

Abstracts of papers are due May 30, 2020, but are welcome earlier. For more information, please e-mail Sally Parry at


Did Sinclair Lewis say, "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"?