John Knowles

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Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Fairmont, WV
Death Date
Nov 29, 2001 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Fairmont, WV
Death Date
Nov 29, 2001 (75)

About

A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his 1959 novel, A Separate Peace. He won both the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

Before Fame

He graduated from Yale University in 1949. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Trivia

His novel, A Separate Peace, was based on his experience as a student at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy.

Family Life

When he was nineteen years old, he married Beth Anne Dyment Hughes.

Associated With

He was a recipient of the William Faulkner Award.