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Birthday
17, 1919
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 25, 2002 (82)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1919
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 25, 2002 (82)

About

An American writer, editor, and painter, he is known for such literary works as The Eagle on the Coin, Dormitory Women, and The Left Bank of Desire. An acclaimed author, he was the recipient of a Rockefeller Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an O. Henry Award.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in art and subsequently served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later taught at the University of Washington in Seattle and at Columbia University, among other schools.

Trivia

He received the Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995.

Family Life

He and his two siblings grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. With his wife, Karilyn Kay Adams, he had three children.

Associated With

He was an instructor at the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop; Raymond Carver was one of his famous pupils.