141 Downes Avenue Stamford, Connecticut April 27, 1956
Dear Miss Bagnold--
Douglas Moore forwarded a copy of your letter (to him) to me, and I take pleasure in answering your question "Is it allowed to know?"
I don't know whether or not it's allowed, but my wife and I had such an enchanted time at "The Chalk Garden" that we couldn't think of any other candidate for the award. When MacLeish2 asked me to get together with Marc Connelly and Thornton Wilder to choose a candidate your name and the delightful dialogue of the play came to mind and nobody else was proposed.
It would be pleasant to meet you (your work I've known as long as it's been known over here) but I understand your feeling about flying. Instead of making a chore out of it, please take the time to dream out another play, and put it on here. You're good for us.
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson