Julia Peterkin

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Birthday
31, 1880
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Aug 10, 1961 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1880
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Aug 10, 1961 (80)

About

An American fiction writer, she penned the novel Scarlet Sister Mary and won the O. Henry Award for her short story Maum Lou. Her other works include Bright Skin, Black April, and A Plantation Christmas.

Before Fame

She taught at a school in Forte Motte, South Carolina. She published her debut short story collection, Green Thursday, in 1924.

Trivia

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Scarlet Sister Mary.

Family Life

She and her three siblings were the children of a South Carolina physician. She married William George Peterkin in 1903.

Associated With

She played the lead role in a Columbia, South Carolina theatrical production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.