Jesse Stuart

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Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 17, 1984 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 17, 1984 (76)

About

Novelist and former Kentucky poet laureate whose Appalachian-themed works include Hold April and Taps for Private Tussie. Over the course of his career, he also published nearly five hundred short stories.

Before Fame

He studied at both Lincoln Memorial University and Vanderbilt University.

Trivia

His first novel, Trees of Heaven, exemplifies his rural thematic focus and linguistic sparseness.

Family Life

He married Naomi Deane Norris, a schoolteacher, in 1939.

Associated With

His work was influenced by the poetry of Walt Whitman.