Thomas Pynchon

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Birthday
8, 1937
Birthplace
Glen Cove, NY
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Birthday
8, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Glen Cove, NY

About

A National Book Award-winning American novelist, he is especially known for his 1973 work, Gravity's Rainbow. His other works include V (1963) and Mason & Dixon (1997).

Before Fame

He studied engineering at Cornell University before joining the U.S. Navy at age eighteen.

Trivia

His works address themes such as racism, imperialism, sociology, theology, and music.

Family Life

With his wife, Melanie Jackson, he had a son named Jackson.

Associated With

A fictionalized version of Pynchon appeared in an episode of the John Larroquette Show in the early 1990s.