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Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle (1902 - 1992) was a prolific author of more than 40 published works of poetry, novels, short stories, nonfiction, children's books, and translations. She was also a social justice and antiwar activist, and a foreign correspondent for The New Yorker, a position she lost as a victim of McCarthyism. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, her other honors included two O. Henry Awards, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and an NEA fellowship.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 1989 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement