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About the Author
Only 23 when she wrote her extraordinary debut novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. With her distinct Southern-Gothic writing style and a penchant for writing about misfits and loners, McCullers’s contributions to American literature are monumental in scope.
Date of Birth:February 19, 1917
Date of Death:November 29, 1967
Place of Birth:Columbus, Georgia
Place of Death:Nyack, New York
Education:Columbia University and New York University, 1935