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John Cheever

John CheeverBorn: 27-May-1912
Birthplace: Quincy, MA
Died: 18-Jun-1982
Location of death: Ossining, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Kidney
Remains: Buried, First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Enormous Radio

Military service: US Army (WWII, infantry gunner, Signal Corps)


[1] The Letters of John Cheever (1988).

Father: (owned a shoe factory)
Slept with: Walker Evans (photographer)
Wife: Mary Winternitz (m. 1941)
Daughter: Susan (novelist)
Son: Benjamin Cheever (novelist, husband of
Janet Maslin)
Son: Frederico
Mistress: Hope Lange

    League of American Writers
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1951
    National Book Award for Fiction 1958 for The Wapshot Chronicle
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1979 for The Stories of John Cheever
    American Book Award 1979 for The Stories of John Cheever
    Heart Attack (1973)
    Smithers Addiction Treatment Center New York City (one month, mid 1970's)

Author of books:
The Way Some People Live (1943, short stories)
The Enormous Radio and Other Stories (1953, short stories)
The Wapshot Chronicle (1957, novel)
The Brigadier and the Golf Widow (1964, short stories)
The Wapshot Scandal (1964, novel)
Bullet Park (1969, novel)
The World of Apples (1973, short stories)
Falconer (1977, novel)
The Stories of John Cheever (1978, short stories)
Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982, novel)


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