William Keepers Maxwell Jr.

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Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 31, 2000 (91)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 31, 2000 (91)

About

An American writer of both fiction and nonfiction, he is particularly known for his National Book Award-winning novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which was published in 1980. His other works include The Folded Leaf, The Chateau, and a short story collection entitled Over by the River.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Illinois and then earned a master's degree from Harvard University. He later worked as an editor of The New Yorker.

Trivia

His 1946 children's book, The Heavenly Tenants, was a finalist for the Newbery Medal.

Family Life

When he was ten years old, he watched his mother die as a result of the 1918 flu epidemic. His more than fifty-year marriage to painter Emily Gilman Noyes produced two daughters.

Associated With

During his time at The New Yorker, Maxwell worked with Vladimir Nabokov.

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