Jean Stafford

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Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
California
DEATH DATE
Mar 26, 1979 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
California
DEATH DATE
Mar 26, 1979 (63)

About

An American short story writer and novelist, she won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford. She is also known for her 1947 novel, The Mountain Lion.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Heidelberg. She published her best-selling debut novel, Boston Adventure, in 1944.

Trivia

She was involved in a serious car accident that left her with emotional and physical scars and inspired her short story, "The Interior Castle."

Family Life

Her first, tumultuous marriage was to poet Robert Lowell. Following her divorce from her second husband, Oliver Jensen, she lived happily with her third spouse, A.J. Liebling, until his death.

Associated With

She and playwright Eugene O'Neill were both recipients of the Pulitzer Prize.

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