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Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, and at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York in 1930 to study advertising at the Columbia University business school. After her father's death, she moved back to Jackson in 1931. She held various jobs on local newspapers and at a radio station before becoming a publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program. Travelling through the state of Mississippi opened her eyes to the misery of the great depression and resulted in a series of photographs, which were exhibited in a one-women show in New York in 1936 and were eventually published as One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression in 1971. She stopped working for the WPA in 1936. Her first stories, Magic and Death of a Travelling Salesman, were published in small magazines in 1936. Some of her better-known short stories are Why I Live at the P.O., Petrified Man, and A Worn Path. Her short story collections include A Curtain of Green, The Golden Apples, The Wide Net and Other Stories, and The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories. Her first novel, The Robber Bridegroom, was published in 1942. Her other novels include Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. She received the gold medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972. Her nonfiction works include A Snapshot Album, The Eye of the Storm: Selected Essays and Reviews, and One Writer's Beginnings. She died from complications following pneumonia on July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Optimist's Daughter… (more)
The Optimist's Daughter 2,563 copies, 91 reviews
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty 2,366 copies, 15 reviews
One Writer's Beginnings 1,688 copies, 24 reviews
Delta Wedding 970 copies, 22 reviews
Losing Battles 679 copies, 10 reviews
The Ponder Heart 572 copies, 12 reviews
The Robber Bridegroom 490 copies, 15 reviews
The Golden Apples 428 copies, 3 reviews
Thirteen Stories 411 copies, 4 reviews
On Writing (Modern Library) 200 copies, 1 review
Eudora Welty Photographs 151 copies, 1 review
Why I Live at the P.O. 130 copies, 5 reviews
What There Is to Say We Have Said 125 copies, 2 reviews
Country Churchyards 48 copies, 1 review
The Shoe Bird 37 copies, 1 review
A Worn Path 21 copies, 2 reviews
On William Faulkner 16 copies, 2 reviews
Moon Lake and Other Stories 15 copies, 1 review
Early Escapades 7 copies, 1 review
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Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 651 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Contributor) 523 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 501 copies, 4 reviews
Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 482 copies, 2 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 400 copies, 7 reviews
You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories… (Introduction; Contributor) 372 copies, 3 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 361 copies, 1 review
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 358 copies, 7 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 317 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 286 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 286 copies
The Treasury of American Short Stories (Contributor) 262 copies, 1 review
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 261 copies, 3 reviews
Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Cover artist) 207 copies, 9 reviews
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We Are the Stories We Tell (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
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Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 115: The F Word (Contributor) 113 copies
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Art of Fiction (Contributor) 50 copies
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Southern Dogs and Their People (Contributor) 38 copies
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 37 copies, 3 reviews
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Open Secrets 7 copies
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (Contributor) 4 copies
The College Short Story Reader (Contributor) 2 copies
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15 Great Stories of Today (Contributor) 1 copy
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