John Cheever

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Birthday
27, 1912
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 18, 1982 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1912
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jun 18, 1982 (70)

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An American novelist and short fiction writer, he is best known for such short stories as "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," and "The Five-Forty-Eight." His novels include Bullet Park (1969), Falconer (1977), and the National Book Award-winning work, The Wapshot Chronicle (1957).

Before Fame

He attended both Quincy High School and Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. During his teenage years, he won a Boston Herald-sponsored short story competition.

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He was was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His short story collection, The Stories of John Cheever, received both the 1981 National Book Award and the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Family Life

He was the son of a wealthy Massachusetts shoe salesman. He married Mary Winternitz in 1941.

Associated With

He was close friends with writer Raymond Carver.

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