Welty, Eudora

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Welty, Eudora Gender: F
Eudora Alice Welty
born on 13 April 1909
Place Jackson, Mississippi, 32n18, 90w11
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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American short-story writer and novelist whose work is mainly focused with great precision on the regional manners of people inhabiting a small Mississippi town that resembles her own birthplace and the Delta country.

During the Great Depression she was a photographer on the Works Progress Administration’s Guide to Mississippi, and photography remained a lifelong interest. Photographs (1989) is a collection of many of the photographs she took for the WPA. She also worked as a writer for a radio station and newspaper in her native Jackson, Mississippi, before her fiction won popular and critical acclaim.

Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards including the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

She died 23 July 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 2.58.36 CST


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (National Women's Hall of Fame)