Noted Authors

May 03, 1998|By The Writer's Life

John Cheever (1912-1982), sold his first story, "Expelled," to the New Republic after he was thrown out of Thayer Academy in Massachusetts at the age of 17. By age 22 the New Yorker was accepting his work and for years he was a frequent and celebrated contributor to that and many other major publications. His novels include "The Wapshot Chronicle," "The Wapshot Scandal," "Bullet Park," "Falconer" and "The World of Apples" His collected stories won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979.

Pub Date: 5/03/98

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