Reynolds Price

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Birthday
1, 1933
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jan 20, 2011 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1933
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jan 20, 2011 (77)

About

American poet and novelist whose award-winning works include A Long and Happy Life and Kate Vaiden. The former work received the William Faulkner Foundation Award; the latter earned the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Before Fame

He grew up in rural North Carolina and attended Duke University on a full scholarship. He later became a much-respected English professor at his alma mater.

Trivia

He survived spinal cancer, but was wheelchair-bound from the mid-1980s until his death from heart disease in 2011.

Family Life

He was gay and chose to live alone throughout his adult life.

Associated With

He and singer/songwriter James Taylor collaborated on a popular song called "Copperline."