Allan Gurganus 

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Birthday
11, 1947
Birthplace
Rocky Mount, NC
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Rocky Mount, NC

About

American novelist, essayist, and short story writer whose works include Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Local Souls.

Before Fame

He trained as a painter at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a message decoder with the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.

Trivia

He received both the Ingram Merrill Award and a 2006 Guggenheim fellowship.

Family Life

He was born in North Carolina to a teacher and a businessman.

Associated With

His novel Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All was made into a television play starring Cicely Tyson.