Eudora Welty





Eudora Welty

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born
in Jackson, Mississippi, The United States
April 13, 1909

died
July 23, 2001

gender
female

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Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a significant portion of her life in the city's Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Columbia Business School. While at Columbia University, where she was the captain of the women's polo...more


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The Collected Stories
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The Optimist's Daughter
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One Writer's Beginnings (Wi...
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Delta Wedding
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The Ponder Heart
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Why I live at the P.O. and ...
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The Robber Bridegroom
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The Golden Apples
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 1947 — 13 editions
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More books by Eudora Welty…
“All serious daring starts from within.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
Eudora Welty

“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

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