Katherine Anne Porter wrote, in addition to short stories, one novel, Ship of Fools (1962), parts of which were published separately from 1947 to 1959, in such magazines and journals as The Sewanee Review, Harper’s, and Mademoiselle. She wrote essays of various kinds, some of which she published under the title of one of them, The Days Before (1952); these included critical analyses of Thomas Hardy’s fiction and biographical studies of Ford Madox Ford and Gertrude Stein. Porter was a reporter with unsigned journalism for the Fort Worth weekly newspaper The Critic in 1917 and the Denver Rocky Mountain News in 1918-1919. Early in her career, she worked on a critical biography of Cotton Mather, which she never finished; she did, however, publish parts in 1934, 1940, 1942, and 1946. Her few poems and most of her nonfictional prose have been collected in The Collected Essays and Occasional Writings (1970) under the following headings: “Critical,” “Personal and Particular,” “Biographical,” “Cotton Mather,” “Mexican,” “On Writing,” and “Poems.” In 1967, she composed A Christmas Story, a personal reminiscence of her niece, who had died in 1919. Her memoir of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, The Never-Ending Wrong, was published in 1977 on the fiftieth anniversary of their deaths. She was a prodigious writer of personal letters; many have been published, first, by her friend Glenway Wescott, as The Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter (1970), and later by another friend, Isabel Bayley, as Letters of Katherine Anne Porter (1990).