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September Literary Birthdays


TRUMAN CAPOTE
American novelist and short-story writer, Sept. 30, 1924 - Aug. 25, 1984

Truman Capote was a successful writer whose flamboyant public persona sometimes overshadowed his literary reputation. He spent most of his early years in Monroeville, Alabama, then moved to New York City in 1933. Capote dropped out of school and went to work in the offices of The New Yorker while writing stories for other publications. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), was a critical hit and Capote quickly became a star among New York's literati.

Some of his works:
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)
The Grass Harp (1951)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)
Christmas Memory (1966)
In Cold Blood (1965)
Answered Prayers (1986)


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Other Literary Birthdays

Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet Miguel de Cervantes (1547)
Minnesota-born writer Robert Pirsig (1928)
British novelist Garrison Keillor (1942)
Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828)
New York City-born paleontologist, zoologist, and essayist Stephen Jay Gould (1941)
American short story writer O. Henry (1862)
English novelist and poet D.H. Lawrence (1885)
Polish sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem (1921)
Canadian (born Sri Lanka) poet and author Michael Ondaatje (1942)
British author Roald Dahl (1894)
Czech novelist and playwright Ivan Klima (1931)
British mystery writer extraordinaire, Dame Agatha Christie (1890)
West Virginia-born novelist John Knowles (1926)
Colorado-born novelist Ken Kesey (1935)
Finnish novelist Mika Waltari (1908)
English novelist and Nobel prize winner William Golding (1911)
English writer H.G. Wells (1866)
British comic novelist Fay Weldon (1933)
American novelist, poet and short-story writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896)
Mississippi-born novelist William Faulkner (1897)
American born English poet, dramatist, and critic T.S. Eliot (1888)
Czech-born, Canadian-emigree novelist, playwright, poet, publisher Josef Skvorecky (1924)