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Peter Taylor

1917 - 1994

Peter Taylor (January 8, 1917-November 2, 1994) was an American short-story writer and novelist, whose work depicts the changing world of the South as its rural society gave way to industralization.

Born in Trenton, Tennessee, he attended Vanderbilt University, Southwestern College, and Kenyon College. He published his first collection of short stories in 1948, and continued producing short stories, novellas, and a highly acclaimed novel, A Summons To Memphis (1986), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He died in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1994.

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