A. Tappan Wilder is Thornton Wilder's nephew and literary executor, and the manager of his literary and dramatic properties. He is also involved with the literary legacies of Thornton's three sisters and older brother. Mr. Wilder is a graduate of Yale College and holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin and a M. Phil in American Studies from Yale. The title of his lecture is Knockin' at the Stage Door: Thornton Wilder's Heaven is My Destination.