Audrey Wurdemann (Janury 1, 1911 – May 20, 1960) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1935 for her book Bright Ambush, and, at age 24, was the youngest winner of that award. She was the great-granddaughter of Percy Bysshe Shelly and published five volumes of poems, the first, The House of Silk (1927) when she was only 16, and the last a book entirely of sonnets, called Testament of Love (1938).
Born in Seattle, WA, Wurdemann attended the University of Washington, then travelled in the US and Asia. In 1933, she married another poet, Joseph Auslander. When he was named the first US Poet Laureate, she became the administrator of that office. She also served as national president of the National League for American Women.
She and Auslander moved to Coral Gables, FL after his term at the Library of Congress ended in 1941. With her husband, she co-wrote short fiction and two novels, My Uncle Jan (1945) and The Islanders (1951).