Joseph McElroy

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Birthday
21, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1930 (age 89)
Birthplace
New York

About

An American novelist and short story writer, he is particularly known for Women and Men, a more than 1,000-page-long novel. His other works include Lookout Cartridge, The Letter Left to Me, and Actress in the House.

Before Fame

He graduated from Williams College and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before earning his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Trivia

He was a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Family Life

He married Joan Leftwich in 1961; they became parents to a daughter named Hanna in 1967.

Associated With

He once interviewed Norman Mailer.