Truman Capote

American author

1924   -   1984

genre: Southern Gothic
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Greenwich High School, Dwight School
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, writer, artist, playwright, autobiographer, actor, journalist, author
award received: Edgar Award
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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". At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from his work. 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 the age of 8, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "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, a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent four years writing the book aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).A milestone in popular culture, In Cold Blood was the peak of Capote's literary career. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
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works

20

Local Color

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1950

Other Voices, Other Rooms

novel by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1948

In Cold Blood

1966 book

author: Truman Capote

1966

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

A Christmas Memory

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1956

A Tree of Night and Other Stories

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

1949

Children on Their Birthdays

book by Truman Capote

author: Truman Capote

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