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Peter Taylor

Peter TaylorAKA Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor

Born: 8-Jan-1917
Birthplace: Trenton, TN
Died: 2-Nov-1994
Location of death: Charlottesville, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Sewanee, TN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Summons to Memphis

Military service: US Army (1940-45, WWII)

Wife: Eleanor Ross (m. 1943)

    University: Vanderbilt University (attended 1936-37)
    University: Southwestern College, Memphis (attended 1937)
    University: BA, Kenyon College (1940)
    Professor: Kenyon College
    Professor: University of Virginia (1967-)

    PEN/Faulkner Award 1986 for The Old Forest and Other Stories
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1987 for A Summons to Memphis

Author of books:
A Long Fourth, and Other Stories (1948, short stories)
A Woman of Means (1950, novella)
The Widows of Thornton (1954, short stories)
Happy Families Are All Alike (1959, short stories)
Miss Leonora When Last Seen and Fifteen Other Stories (1963, short stories)
In the Miro District and Other Stories (1977, short stories)
The Old Forest and Other Stories (1985, short stories)
A Summons to Memphis (1986, novel)
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court (1993, short stories)
In the Tennessee Country (1994, novel)

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