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William Styron
Biography
One of the great writers of the generation succeeding that of Hemingway and Faulkner, William Styron is renowned for the elegance of his prose and his powerful moral engagement. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, and Darkness Visible. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Howells Medal, and the Edward MacDowell Medal.

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Chronology
*Lie Down in Darkness, 1951
*The Long March; and In the Clap Shack (novella, play), 1957
*Set This House on Fire, 1960
*The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1967
*Sophie's Choice, 1979
*This Quiet Dust and Other Writings (essays), 1982
*Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, 1990
*Inheritance of Night: Early Drafts of Lie Down in Darkness, 1993
*A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth, 1993