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Walker Percy

Walker PercyBorn: 28-May-1916
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Died: 10-May-1990
Location of death: Covington, LA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, Covington, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Moviegoer

Father: Leroy Pratt Percy (d. suicide when Walker was 13)
Mother: Martha Susan Phinizy Percy (d. auto accident when Walker was 15)
Wife: Mary Bernice "Bunt" Townsend (m. 1946, two daughters)

    University: BS Chemistry, University of North Carolina (1937)
    Medical School: MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1941)

    National Book Award for Fiction 1962 for The Moviegoer
    Converted to Catholicism

Author of books:
The Moviegoer (1961, novel)
The Last Gentleman (1966, novel)
Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World (1971, novel)
The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do With the Other (1975, essays)
Lancelot (1977, novel)
The Second Coming (1980, novel)
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (1983, self-help)
The Thanatos Syndrome (1987, novel)



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