Alison Lurie


Birthday September 3, 1926

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Illinois

DEATH DATE Dec 3, 2020 (94)

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An American writer and teacher, she was best known for her 1984, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Foreign Affairs. Her other works include The Truth About Lorin Jones (1989) and The War Between the Tates (1974).

Before Fame

She graduated from Radcliffe College in the late 1940s. She began teaching children's literature at Cornell University in the early 1970s.


She often wrote reviews of children's literature for the New York Review of Books.

Family Life

She had three children with her first husband, Jonathan Peale Bishop. Later, she married Edward Hower.

Associated With

Her novel Foreign Affairs was made into a TV movie starring Eric Stoltz