Carol Shields

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Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (68)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (68)

About

A 20th-century American fiction writer, she is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Stone Diaries. Her other works include Larry's Party, Small Ceremonies, and Swann: A Mystery.

Before Fame

She graduated from both Hanover College (Indiana) and the University of Ottawa. Early in her career, she published poetry collections entitled Others (1972) and Intersect (1974).

Trivia

She wrote several works for the stage, including Departures and Arrivals (1990) and Thirteen Hands (1993).

Family Life

She married Donald Hugh Shields in 1957. Her daughter, Anne Giardini, also became a writer.

Associated With

In 2001, she published a biography of Jane Austen.

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