Jack Matthews

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Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Nov 28, 2013 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Nov 28, 2013 (88)

About

American novelist and playwright best known for his Civil War-era novels Sassafras and Gambler's Nephew.

Before Fame

He attended Ohio State University and obtained Bachelor's degrees in classics and English and a Master's degree in English.

Trivia

He won a number of awards over the course of his career, including the 1967 Florence Roberts Head Award, a 1974 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Major Artist Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 1989.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Barbara, to whom he was married for over sixty years.

Associated With

The award-winning poet William Stafford was an admirer of his work.