Truman Capote

He made his mark with Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.

New Orleans native Truman Capote (1924-1984) was one of the most prominent American authors of the postwar era whose best-known books include the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (the basis for the 1961 film) and his nonfiction masterpiece In Cold Blood. Capote won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize twice and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. For a time, he and Harper Lee were neighbors in Monroeville, Alabama.

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