Dorothy West

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Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 16, 1998 (91)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 16, 1998 (91)

About

An American novelist and short story writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance, she published such works as The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Richer, The Poorer: Stories, Sketches, and Reminiscences (1995). Her 1995 work, The Wedding, was made into a television miniseries by Oprah Winfrey.

Before Fame

She began writing at the age of seven; by her mid-teens, she had won several literary contests.

Trivia

She died at the age of ninety-one.

Family Life

Her father, Isaac Christopher West, was a slave for part of his life.

Associated With

She tied with Zora Neale Hurston in a 1926 short story contest.

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