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Vance Bourjaily

AKA Vance Nye Bourjaily

Born: 17-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 31-Aug-2010
Location of death: Greenbrae, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Fall
Remains: Buried, Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The End of My Life

Military service: American Field Service (ambulance driver, 1942-44); US Army (infantry, 1944-46)

Father: Monte Ferris Bourjaily (journalist)
Mother: Barbara Webb (writer)
Brother: Paul Webb
Wife: Bettina Yensen (m. 1947, div., two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Anna (d. 1964)
Son: Philip
Daughter: Robin
Wife: Yasmin Mogul (m. 1985, until his death, one son)
Son: Omar

    High School: Handley High School, Winchester, VA (1939)
    University: BA, Bowdoin College (1947)
    Teacher: Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa (1957-80)
    Teacher: University of Arizona (5 years)
    Teacher: Dir., MFA Program in Creative Writing, Louisiana State University (1965-)

    The San Francisco Chronicle Feature Writer
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    Lebanese Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
The End of My Life (1947, novel)
The Hound of Earth (1955, novel)
The Violated (1958, novel)
Confessions of a Spent Youth (1960)
The Unnatural Enemy: Essays on Hunting (1963, essays)
The Man Who Knew Kennedy (1967, novel)
Brill Among the Ruins (1970, novel)
Country Matters: Collected Reports from the Fields and Streams of Iowa and Other Places (1973, essays)
Now Playing at Canterbury (1976, novel)
A Game Men Play (1980, novel)
The Great Fake Book (1987, novel)
Old Soldier (1990, novel)


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