Eudora Welty Biography

Journalist, Photographer, Author (1909–2001)
Short-story writer and novelist Eudora Welty’s work focuses on the regional manners of people inhabiting a small Mississippi town that resembles her birthplace.


Eudora Welty's first short story was published in 1936, and thereafter her work began to appear regularly, first in little magazines and later in major periodicals. Her readership grew steadily after the publication of A Curtain of Green, a volume of short stories. In 1946 she published her first full-length novel. Her later novels include The Optimist's Daughter (1972), which won a Pulitzer.

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