Hortense Calisher

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Birthday
20, 1911
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 13, 2009 (97)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1911
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 13, 2009 (97)

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An American fiction writer who wrote under the male pen name of Jack Fenno, she is most famous for her O. Henry award-winning short story, The Night Club in the Woods. Her novels include Journal from Ellipsia and Standard Dreaming.

Before Fame

She grew up in New York City. She published her first short story collection, In the Absence of Angels, in 1951.

Trivia

She was a three-time National Book Award finalist.

Family Life

She was married twice and had two children. When she died at the age of ninety-seven, she was survived by her second husband, Curtis Harnack, and by her son, Peter Heffelfinger.

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Her writing is sometimes compared to that of Jane Austen.

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