Eudora Welty


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

Died
July 23, 2001

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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
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The Collected Stories

4.22 avg rating — 7,747 ratings — published 1980 — 32 editions
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The Optimist's Daughter

3.50 avg rating — 10,942 ratings — published 1972 — 52 editions
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One Writer's Beginnings

4.07 avg rating — 3,264 ratings — published 1983 — 30 editions
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Delta Wedding

3.63 avg rating — 3,072 ratings — published 1946 — 4 editions
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The Ponder Heart

3.59 avg rating — 1,744 ratings — published 1954 — 17 editions
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The Robber Bridegroom

3.56 avg rating — 1,320 ratings — published 1942 — 29 editions
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Why I Live at the P.O. and ...

4.22 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 1941 — 2 editions
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A Worn Path

3.71 avg rating — 950 ratings — published 1941 — 3 editions
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The Golden Apples

3.86 avg rating — 1,010 ratings — published 1949 — 22 editions
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“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”
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