Oakley Hall

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Birthday
1, 1920
Birthplace
San Diego, CA
Death Date
May 12, 2008 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1920
Birthplace
San Diego, CA
Death Date
May 12, 2008 (87)

About

An American novelist known for his Legends West books and his Ambrose Bierce series, he published such popular titles as Warlock, The Bad Lands, and Murder City. He also published two non-fiction works about the craft of fiction writing.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Trivia

He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the PEN American Center and the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married photographer Barbara Edinger Hall in 1944; they became parents to four children.

Associated With

He encouraged the literary career of Michael Chabon.