JAMES WESLEY INGLES was born in 1905 in Dunoon, Scotland. His family moved to New York when he was 5 and he grew up in Nyack and Ossining, NY. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, his masters from Princeton, and did his graduate study at Drew University, NJ. He summered in Maine for many years before becoming a professor of literature at Bates College (1943) and moving to Augurn, Maine. He is best known for his novels, although he also wrote poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and at least one of his short stories, The Wind is Blind was included in the O Henry Prize Collection for 1948.