"Ralph Waldo Ellison" was an American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ellison is best known for his novel Invisible Man (novel)/Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986).If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Ralph Ellison on Wikipedia.