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William Styron

StyronOctober 1980

William Styron, an American novelist, won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1968 for his novel The Confessions of Nat Turner, a fictional account of an American slave rebellion of 1831. His highly respected first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, is the poignant history of a deteriorating Southern family. Sophie's Choice, which won the 1980 American Book Award, was made into a prize-winning film in 1982.

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