William S. Burroughs

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Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Aug 2, 1997 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Aug 2, 1997 (83)

About

Beat Generation author who is best remembered for his 1958 novel Naked Lunch. His other works include The Nova Trilogy and Junkie.

Before Fame

He lived a bohemian lifestyle in the literary community of Greenwich Village, New York.

Trivia

He traveled widely and lived for a time in South America and Mexico.

Family Life

He shot and killed his wife, Joan Vollmer, during a drunken party game at a Mexico City bar. He had a son named William Jr.

Associated With

David Cronenberg adapted Burroughs' most famous work, Naked Lunch, for the screen.