Alice Adams (writer) life and biography

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Alice Adams (writer) biography

Date of birth : 1926-08-14
Date of death : 1999-05-27
Birthplace : Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-05-05
Credited as : Novelist, The Stories of Alice Adams, Superior Women

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Alice Adams was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.

Alice was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1946. She married Mark Linenthal, and had a child, Peter Linenthal, but her marriage broke up, and she spent several years as a single mother, working as a secretary. Her psychiatrist told her to give up writing and get remarried;[citation needed] instead she published her first short story, Winter Rain, followed by a first novel, Careless Love (1966); in 1969 she began publishing stories in The New Yorker. She wrote eleven novels, including the bestseller Superior Women, but is best known and admired for her short stories, in collections such as Beautiful Girl(1979),After You've Gone (1989), and The Last Lovely City (1999).


- O. Henry Lifetime Achievement Award
- Best American Short Stories Award.

Adams died at home in San Francisco, California, in 1999.

Author of books:

Careless Love (1966, novel)
Families and Survivors (1975, novel)
Listening to Billie (1978, novel)
Rich Rewards (1980, novel)
To See You Again (1982, short stories)
Superior Women (1984)
Return Trips (1985, short stories)
Second Chances (1988, novel)
After You've Gone (1989, short stories)
Caroline's Daughters (1991, novel)
Almost Perfect (1993, novel)
A Southern Exposure (1995, novel)
Medicine Men (1997, novel)
The Last Lovely City (1999, short stories)
After the War (2000)
The Stories of Alice Adams (16-Jan-2003, short stories)

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