William Styron

William Styron (1925–2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the international bestseller Sophie’s Choice.
years of life: 11 June 1925 1 November 2006


Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
IN THOSE DAYS cheap apartments were almost impossible to find in Manhattan, so I had to move to Brooklyn.
Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
It was only that, having written down the first few fine paragraphs, I could not produce any others, or—to approximate Gertrude Stein’s remark about a lesser writer of the Lost Generation—I had the syrup but it wouldn’t pour.
Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
Call me Stingo, which was the nickname I was known by in those days, if I was called anything at all.
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