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 FerberEncyclopedia Article: Edna FerberBlog: Calling Out the Karens in the Jewish CommunityEncyclopedia Article: Theater in the United States How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Edna Ferber." (Viewed on August 4, 2021) <https://jwa.org/media/edna-ferber>.