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William Styron

William StyronAKA William Clark Styron

Born: 11-Jun-1925
Birthplace: Newport News, VA
Died: 31-Oct-2006
Location of death: Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, West Chop Cemetery, Vineyard Haven, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Confessions of Nat Turner

Military service: USMC (WWII)

Wife: Rose Burgunder (m. 1953, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Susanna Styron (journalist and professor, b. circa 1955)
Daughter: Alexandra Styron
Daughter: Paola Styron
Son: Thomas Styron

    University: Davidson College (transferred)
    University: Duke University (1947)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    International PEN
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1968 for The Confessions of Nat Turner
    William Dean Howells Medal for The Confessions of Nat Turner
    American Book Award 1980 for Sophie's Choice
    National Book Award for Fiction 1980 for Sophie's Choice
    National Medal of Arts 1993
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Shock Treatment
    Risk Factors: Depression

    Naked in New York (1993) · Himself

Author of books:
Lie Down in Darkness (1951, novel)
The Long March (1953, novella)
Set This House on Fire (1960, novel)
The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967, novel)
Sophie's Choice (1979, novel)
This Quiet Dust (1982, essays)
Darkness Visible (1990, memoir)
A Tidewater Morning (1993, short stories)

Wrote plays:
In the Clap Shack (1972)

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