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Tillie Olsen

Tillie OlsenAKA Tillie Lerner

Born: 14-Jan-1913
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Died: 1-Jan-2007
Location of death: Oakland, CA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tell Me a Riddle

[1] Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA.

Father: Samuel Lerner
Mother: Ida
Daughter: Karla (gave birth at age 19)
Husband: Jack Olsen (m. 1944, three daughters)
Daughter: Julie
Daughter: Kathie
Daughter: Laurie

    O. Henry Award 1961 for "Tell Me a Riddle"
    Risk Factors: Stuttering

Author of books:
Tell Me A Riddle: A Collection (1961, short stories)
Yonnondio: From the Thirties (1974)
Silences (1978, essays)

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