Richard Yates

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Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Yonkers, NY
Death Date
Nov 7, 1992 (66)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1926
Birthplace
Yonkers, NY
Death Date
Nov 7, 1992 (66)

About

An American writer of fiction, he is best known for his short story collection, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, and for his novel, Revolutionary Road. The latter work was adapted for the screen by director Sam Mendes.

Before Fame

He worked as a journalist, freelance ghost writer, and publicity writer.

Trivia

His novel, Revolutionary Road, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Yonkers, New York, and he spent his childhood in many different states. He married Sheila Bryant in 1948.

Associated With

His short story collection, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, has been compared to James Joyce's famous work, Dubliners.