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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne PorterAKA Callie Russell Porter

Born: 15-May-1890
Birthplace: Indian Creek, TX
Died: 18-Sep-1980
Location of death: Silver Spring, MD
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Indian Creek Cemetery, Indian Creek, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ship of Fools

Father: Harrison Boone Porter
Mother: Mary Alice Jones Porter (d. Mar-1892)
Husband: John Henry Koontz (m. 20-Jun-1906, separated 1914, div. Jun-1915)
Husband: Ernest Stock (m. 1926, div. 1927)
Husband: Eugene Pressley (diplomat, m. Mar-1933, div. 1938)
Husband: Albert Russel Erskine, Jr. (m. 1938, div. 1942)

    High School: Thomas School, San Antonio, TX (1904, private Methodist school, one year)
    Teacher: Stanford University (1947, 1948-49)
    Teacher: University of Michigan (1953-54)
    Fellow: University of Liege (1954)
    Teacher: University of Virginia (1958)
    Teacher: Washington and Lee University (1959)

    Library of Congress Fellow of Regional Literature
    Rocky Mountain News 1918-19
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1962
    Fulbright 1954
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1931
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1966 for Collected Stories
    National Book Award for Fiction 1966 for Collected Stories
    Converted to Catholicism 1906
    Stroke multiple (1977)
    Hysterectomy 1927
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis, Gonorrhea

Author of books:
Flowering Judas and Other Stories (1930, short stories)
Noon Wine (1937, novella)
Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels (1939, collection)
The Leaning Tower and Other Stories (1944, short stories)
The Old Order: Stories of the South (1944, short stories)
The Days Before (1952, essays)
Ship of Fools (1962, novel)
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (1964, short stories)
A Christmas Story (1967, juvenile)
The Never-Ending Wrong (1977, history)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4030 (39 cents, issued 15-May-2006, Literary Arts Series)


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