A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his 1959 novel, A Separate Peace. He won both the
He graduated from Yale University in 1949. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces.
His novel, A Separate Peace, was based on his experience as a student at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy.
When he was nineteen years old, he married Beth Anne Dyment Hughes.
He was a recipient of the William Faulkner Award.