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Eudora Welty

Eudora WeltyAKA Eudora Alice Welty

Born: 13-Apr-1909
Birthplace: Jackson, MS [1]
Died: 23-Jul-2001
Location of death: Jackson, MS [2]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Optimist's Daughter

[1] North Congress Street, Jackson, MS.

[2] Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS.

Father: Christian Webb Welty (insurance executive, b. 1879, d. 1931)
Mother: Chestina Andrews (b. 1883, d. 1966)
Brother: Edward Jefferson Welty
Brother: Walter Andrews Welty

    High School: Central High School, Jackson, MS (1925)
    University: Mississippi State College for Women
BA, University of Wisconsin (1929)
    University: Columbia University

    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1972
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter
    National Book Award for Fiction 1983 for The Collected Stories
    National Women's Hall of Fame 2000
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Raven Award (1985)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980
    French Legion of Honor 1996
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1942
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1949
    National Medal of Arts 1986

Author of books:
A Curtain of Green (1941, short stories)
The Robber Bridegroom (1942, novel)
The Wide Net: And Other Stories (1943, short stories)
Delta Wedding (1946, novel)
The Golden Apples (1949, short stories)
The Ponder Heart (1954, novel)
The Bride of the Innisfallen: And Other Stories (1955, short stories)
Thirteen Stories (1965, short stories)
Losing Battles (1970, novel)
The Optimist's Daughter (1972, novel)
The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews (1978, short story)
Collected Stories (1980, short stories)
One Writer's Beginnings (1984, memoir)

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