Vance Bourjaily

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Birthday
17, 1922
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 31, 2010 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1922
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 31, 2010 (87)

About

An American novelist, playwright, and journalist, he is best known for The End of My Life and Brill Among the Ruins. His other works include The Hound of Earth, The Violated, and A Game Men Play.

Before Fame

He served as a volunteer ambulance driver during World War II.

Trivia

His novel, Brill Among the Ruins, was nominated for the National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Ohio to a Lebanese father and an American mother. He married Bettina Yensen in 1946; they had two children.

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Critics have compared his writing style to that of Ernest Hemingway.

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