Joseph Mitchell

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Birthday
27, 1908
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 24, 1996 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1908
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 24, 1996 (87)

About

American author known for his articles and interview-based character pieces in The New Yorker. He also wrote such novels as Joe Gould's Secret and McSorley's Wonderful Saloon.

Before Fame

He moved to New York City in his early twenties and worked for the New York Herald-Tribune as a crime writer.

Trivia

He became known for appearing in public in a distinctive brown fedora.

Family Life

The son of Elizabeth Parker Mitchell and Averette Nance, he was born on his grandparents' cotton and tobacco farm in North Carolina.

Associated With

He and fellow author Thomas Sowell were both born in North Carolina.