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|Born||November 9, 1928
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 1974
Weston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Children||Linda Gray Sexton, Joyce Ladd Sexton|
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 - October 4, 1974) was an American novelist, poetry and children's book writer. She wrote primarily about topics like mental illness and severe depression. She was born near Boston, Massachusetts. She later committed suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning. She was 45.