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Truman Capote

American author (1924-1984)

1924   -   1984

genre: Southern Gothic
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Greenwich High School, Dwight School
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, writer, artist, playwright, autobiographer, actor, journalist, author
award received: Pulitzer Prize, O. Henry Award

Truman Garcia Capote (; born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel". His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas. Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by age 8, and he honed his writing ability throughout his childhood. He began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of "Miriam" (1945) attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf and resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent six years writing the book, aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
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Works

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De sang-froid

author: Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1956

In Cold Blood

1966 non-fiction novel by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1965

Answered Prayers

novel by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1986

The Thanksgiving Visitor

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1967

Other Voices, Other Rooms

novel by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1948

The Grass Harp

novel by Truman Capote, 1951

author: Truman Capote

1951

Summer Crossing

novel by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

2005

Music for Chameleons

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1980

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