May 27, 1912 Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA
Jun. 18, 1982 Ossining Westchester County New York, USA
Master American Writer of Short Stories and Novels. Hailing from an old New England family, his father lost much of his money in the stock market crash. He was a high school dropout, but a brilliant wordsmith. Served as a sergeant in the US Army. Began selling short stories to the New Yorker and other prestigious periodicals in the 1930s. Many of his Short Stories featured life in the suburbs of New York City. He and his family moved to Ossining, New York, in 1960 and stayed there throughout the rest of his life. Battled alcoholism. As far as Novels are concerned, he wrote "The Wapshot Chronicles," "Bullet Park," "The Falconer," and "Oh, What a Paradise it Seems"' His daughter, Susan, and son Benjamin both became writers. (bio by: RBT)
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Your story "The Swimmer" was turned into a thoughtful movie that is hard-hitting and makes me think. For your words conveyed through a movie to make such an impact is a credit to your work. -
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