photo credits: English Wikipedia
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Vanderbilt University, Clemson University
occupation: writer, poet, screenwriter, novelist
award received: National Book Award, Prix Médicis for foreign literature, National Book Award for Poetry
James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth United States Poet Laureate in 1966. He also received the Order of the South award. Dickey was best known for his novel Deliverance (1970) which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name.
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1970 novel by James Dickey adapted for film in 1972wd:Q3043384