Edna Ferber Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright. This image is a portrait of Ferber taken after she won the state oratory contest and graduated from high school. Print Full Image Rights Public Domain Related contentThis Week in History: Premiere of the musical "Show Boat," based on a novel by Edna FerberProfiles: Edna FerberEncyclopedia Article: Edna Ferber How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Edna Ferber." (Viewed on December 13, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/edna-ferber>.