Elizabeth Spencer (writer)

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Elizabeth Spencer (July 19, 1921 – December 22, 2019) was an American writer. She was born in Carrollton, Mississippi. Spencer's first novel, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948. She wrote a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989).

Her novella The Light in the Piazza (1960) was made into a movie in 1962 and made into a Broadway musical of the same name in 2005.

She was a five-time recipient of the O. Henry Award for short fiction.

Spencer's mother was the great-aunt of U.S. Senator John McCain.[1]

Spencer died on December 22, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the age of 98.[2]

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  1. "metronc.com". www.metronc.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.
  2. "Elizabeth Spencer, Author of 'The Light in the Piazza,' Dies at 98". The New York Times. December 23, 2019.

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