Richard McKenna

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Birthday
9, 1913
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Nov 1, 1964 (51)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
9, 1913
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Nov 1, 1964 (51)

About

An American writer of science fiction, he is best known for The Sand Pebbles, a novel that takes place on a gunboat on the Yangtze River. For his short story, "The Secret Place," he received a Nebula Award.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Navy for twenty-two years and fought in both World War II and the Korean War.

Trivia

His novel, The Sand Pebbles, won the $10,000 Harper Prize in 1963.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Idaho. He met his wife, Eva, while he was studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Associated With

He and Gene Wolfe both received the prestigious Nebula Award.