Jan Kerouac in Eugene, Oregon (1983)
|Born||Janet Michelle Kerouac|
February 16, 1952
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 5, 1996 (aged 44)|
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Resting place||Saint Louis De Gonzague Cemetery|
Joan Haverty Kerouac
Jan-Michelle Kerouac (born February 16, 1952 - died June 7, 1996) was the daughter of writer Jack Kerouac, by his second wife Joan Haverty. A writer herself, Jan's books included Baby Driver and Trainsong. She also appeared in some documentary programs about her father, giving her side of his life story.
Death[change | change source]
On June 5, 1996, Kerouac died in Albuquerque, New Mexico a day after her spleen was removed. She had suffered kidney failure five years earlier and was on dialysis. She is buried in Nashua, New Hampshire, next to her father's parents.
References[change | change source]
- "Jan Kerouac, 44, the Novelist And Daughter of a Beat Icon". The New York Times. June 8, 1996. Retrieved April 2, 2010.