Shirley Ann Grau

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Shirley Ann Grau
Born(1929-07-08)July 8, 1929
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 91)
Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active1955–2006

Shirley Ann Grau (July 8, 1929 – August 3, 2020) was an American writer. She was born in New Orleans.[1] Her work is set mainly in the Deep South and talks about issues of race and gender.

Her 1964 work The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[2][3]

She was an important feminist writer who talked about abortion, death and misogyny.[4]

Grau died on August 3, 2020 in Kenner, Louisiana from stroke-related problems at the age of 91.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Simpson, Doug (2003-12-26). "Shirley Ann Grau, Never Backing Down". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  2. "Pulitzer Winner Writes Between Domestic Crises". Edmonton Journal. 1965-07-05. p. 13. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  3. Allen-Taylor, J. Douglas (February 26, 1998). "The World According To Grau". Metro Newspaper. San Jose, California.
  4. "Shirley Ann Grau - Know Louisiana". Know Louisiana. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  5. Pulitzer Prize-winning Metairie author dies at 91