J. F. Powers

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Birthday
8, 1917
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 12, 1999 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1917
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 12, 1999 (81)

About

An American novelist and short story writer who drew inspiration from the Catholic Church, he is known for works such as Morte d'Urban, The Presence of Grace, and Look How the Fish Live. His 1947 short story, The Valiant Woman, won the prestigious O. Henry Prize.

Before Fame

He studied English and philosophy at Wright Junior College and Northwestern University.

Trivia

He was a conscientious objector during World War II and served time in prison.

Family Life

With his wife, Betty Wahl, he had five children.

Associated With

His work was praised by Walker Percy, author of The Moviegoer.

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