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John Cheever
Biography
John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins.

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Chronology
*Oh, What a Paradise It Seems, 1943
*The Enormous Radio, 1953
*The Wapshot Chronicle, 1957
*Some People, Places and Things That Will Not Appear in My Next Novel, 1961
*The Wapshot Scandal, 1964
*Bullet Park, 1969
*The World of Apples, 1973
*Falconer, 1977
*The Stories of John Cheever, 1978
*Oh, What a Paradise It Seems, 1982
*Thirteen Uncollected Stories by John Cheever, 1994