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William Styron (1925–2006)


William Styron was born on June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as William Clark Styron. He was a writer, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Shadrach (1998) and Naked in New York (1993). He was married to Rose Burgunder. He died on November 1, 2006 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sophie's Choice
(1982)
Shadrach
Shadrach Writer
(1998)
Naked in New York
(1993)
Un alma pura
Un alma pura Himself
(1965)

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 1998 Shadrach (short story)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (based on the novel: "Sophie's Choice" by)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (novelet - 1 episode)
- The Long March (1958) ... (novelet)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Quiet Dust and other Writing", 1982 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Styron
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Personal Quote:

[from a letter to Norman Mailer, 1953] I think I'm arriving at a point which, more and more, I'm conscious of mannerisms and therefore tend to avoid them and go instead more directly to to the point. It's a hell of a hard process, but I take to it more instinctively than the other way around: the brawny method, like a big guy bellowing his way through a crowd.

Trivia:

He was born into a well-to-do family, and decided to become a writer when he was in his teens. His mother died when he was 13, and he attributed some of his later problems to his continuing grief. He served in WWII in the US Marines. See more »

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