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Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Walter M. Miller, Jr.AKA Walter Michael Miller, Jr.

Born: 23-Jan-1923
Birthplace: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Died: 9-Jan-1996
Location of death: Daytona Beach, FL
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in Mosquito Lagoon)

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)

Wife: Anna Louise Becker (m. 1945, d. 1995, four children)

    University: University of Tennessee, Knoxville (studied 1940-42)
    University: University of Texas at Austin

    Hugo 1955 for The Darfsteller
    Hugo 1961 for A Canticle for Leibowitz
    Converted to Catholicism 1947
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 9-Jan-1996
    Risk Factors: Depression

Author of books:
A Canticle for Leibowitz (1959, novel)
Conditionally Human (1962, short stories)
The View from the Stars (1964, short stories)
The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1980)
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (1997, novel, completed by Terry Bisson)



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