Edward Lewis Wallant

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Birthday
19, 1926
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Dec 5, 1962 (36)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1926
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Dec 5, 1962 (36)

About

A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for The Human Season (1960) and The Pawnbroker (1961). After his death, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award was established in his honor.

Before Fame

He served in World War II as a gunner's mate. He began his professional writing career in his late twenties.

Trivia

He died of an aneurysm when he was only thirty-six years old.

Family Life

He spent most of his life in New Haven, Connecticut. He and his wife Joyce had three children together.

Associated With

He and Wolf Kahn both received Guggenheim Fellowships.

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