|Name Eleanor Perenyi||Role Author|
|Died May 3, 2009, Westerly, Rhode Island, United States|
Books Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, More Was Lost, Liszt: The Artist as Romantic Hero
Nominations National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)
Eleanor Perenyi (January 4, 1918 – May 3, 2009) was a gardener and author. She wrote several books including Green Thoughts, a collection of essays based on her own gardening experiences.
Green Thoughts. A Writer in the Garden also drew on her work on her husband’s rural estate in Vynohradiv (at that time Nagyszőlős, Hungary), which she described in her 1946 book More Was Lost. She also wrote the Civil War novel The Bright Sword (1955) and a study of Franz Liszt.
Green Thoughts was reviewed by Brooke Astor in The New York Times.
Eleanor Perenyi was the daughter of U. S. Navy officer, Ellis S. Stone and Grace Zaring Stone, who wrote her anti-Nazi novel "Escape" under the pseudonym Ethel Vance in order not to jeopardize the safety of her daughter, who lived at that time in Europe with her Hungarian husband, Baron Zsigmond Perényi.
Perenyi was given an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1982.