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William Styron

Awarded: April 2000
(b. June 11, 1925)

William Styron has been an important figure on the literary scene since the publication of “Lie Down in Darkness” in 1951. In 1967, his “Confessions of Nat Turner” won the Pulitzer Prize but released a storm of controversy. Styron broke new ground with his moving memoir and deeply personal “Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness” about his descent into and recovery from clinical depression. Other notable works include “Set this House on Fire” and “Sophie’s Choice.”

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