O. Henry

1862 - 1910

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

genre:  short story
country of citizenship:  United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed:  English
occupation:  writerjournalist

William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer known primarily for his short stories, though he also wrote poetry and non-fiction. His works include "The Gift of the Magi", "The Duplicity of Hargraves", and "The Ransom of Red Chief", as well as the novel Cabbages and Kings. Porter's stories are known for their naturalist observations, witty narration, and surprise endings. Porter's legacy includes the O. Henry Award, an annual prize awarded to outstanding short stories. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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