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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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Sophie's Choice
Shadrach Writer
Naked in New York
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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:

Short-Story Collection, "The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps," New York City, NY, Random House, Inc., 2009, ISBN1-4000-6822-3. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

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[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.


He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1993 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

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