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Edward Gorey

Edward GoreyAKA Edward St. John Gorey

Born: 22-Feb-1925
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 15-Apr-2000
Location of death: Hyannis, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in Barnstable Harbor, MA)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Asexual [1]
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Amphigorey

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

"I am a Dickens fan. Unfortunately, there was an anecdote I read about Dickens, and I haven't read a word of Dickens since. I haven't told anybody, I don't wish to burden anybody with it. It haunts me."

[1] "I'm neither one thing nor the other particularly. I am fortunate in that I am apparently reasonably undersexed or something... I've never said that I was gay and I've never said that I wasn't... What I'm trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else."

    High School: Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, IL
    Conservatory: Chicago Art Institute (1943)
    University: BA French, Harvard University (1950)

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Raven Award (1978)
    Tony costume design for Dracula, 1978
    World Fantasy Award 1985 Artist

Author of books:
The Doubtful Guest (1957, juvenile)
The Hapless Child (1961, juvenile)
The Gilded Bat (1966, juvenile)
The Deranged Cousins: or, Whatever (1969, juvenile)
Amphigorey (1972, juvenile, anthology)
Amphigorey Too (1975, juvenile, anthology)
Amphigorey Also (1983, juvenile, anthology)
The Haunted Tea-Cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas (1997, juvenile)
The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium (1999, juvenile)
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey (2001, memoir)

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