John Cheever Biography

Author (1912–1982)
U.S. short-story writer and novelist John Cheever’s story collections include The Stories of John Cheever, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978.


John Cheever was born May 27, 1912, in Quincy, Massachusetts. His stories about suburban America appeared notably in The New Yorker. His collections include The Enormous Radio (1953), The Brigadier and the Golf Widow (1964), and The Stories of John Cheever (1978, Pulitzer Prize). Among his novels are The Wapshot Chronicle (1957), The Wapshot Scandal (1964), and Falconer (1977).

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