William Styron

William Styron

William Styron was born in Newport News, Virginia, USA on June 11th, 1925 and passed away at the age of 81 on November 1st, 2006.

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William Styron Stats: The highest rated book by William Styron on Book Notification is Sophie's Choice, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is The Confessions of Nat Turner, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by William Styron on Book Notification is Sophie's Choice, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Confessions of Nat Turner, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of William Styron books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of William Styron Anthologies in Publication Order

William Styron: Biography

William Styron (William Clark Styron Jr.) was born on June 11th, 1925. William passed away November 1st, 2006 at 81 years old. William Styron was born in Newport News, Virginia, USA. Styron attended Davidson College where he received a B.A. in English and.

William Styron (William Clark Styron Jr.) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 8 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1951 with the novel The Confessions of Nat Turner. The most recently released novel was Mr Jefferson and our times which was released in 1984.

William Styron also wrote the Non-Fiction Books series which has 7 books including Conversations with William Styron and Darkness Visible.

William Styron: Awards & Accolades

William Styron has won multiple awards including: The St. Louis Literary Award, Distinguished Figure in Literature, in 1982, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, Promotion of Modern Humanism, in 1985, Edward MacDowell Medal, Outstanding Contribution to American Culture and the Arts, in 1988, National Medal of Arts, Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in the United States, in 1993, F. Scott Fitzgerald Award, Honoree, in 1996 and the Library of Virginia, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2006.

Styron's books have also won multiple awards, Lie Down in Darkness won the Rome Prize, Literature, in 1953. The Confessions of Nat Turner won the Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, in 1968 as well as the William Dean Howells Medal - Most Distinguished American Novel or Novelist in 1970. Sophie's Choice won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction - Hardcover, in 1980.

Styron's book, The Confessions of Nat Turner was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1968.

William Styron: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Confessions of Nat Turner was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1967 and 1968.
  • Sophie's Choice was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1979.

William Styron: TV/Movies Based on Books

Styron's short story Shadrach was adapted to film in 1998, directed by his daughter Susanna Styron. It starred Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell.

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  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.
  4. Erik Larson, author of the novel: The Devil in the White City.
  5. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel: The Great Gatsby.

William Styron: F.A.Q

When was William Styron Born?

William Styron was born on June 11th, 1925.

When did William Styron die?

William Styron died on November 1st, 2006 at 81 years old.

Where was William Styron Born?

William Styron was born in Newport News, Virginia, USA.

What awards has William Styron won?

William Styron has won the following awards: Distinguished Figure in Literature at the St. Louis Literary Award (1982), Promotion of Modern Humanism at the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (1985), Outstanding Contribution to American Culture and the Arts at the Edward MacDowell Medal (1988), Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in the United States at the National Medal of Arts (1993), Honoree at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award (1996) and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Library of Virginia (2006).

What book awards has William Styron won?

Lie Down in Darkness: Rome Prize Literature (1953).
The Confessions of Nat Turner: Pulitzer Prize Fiction (1968), William Dean Howells Medal Most Distinguished American Novel or Novelist (1970).
Sophie's Choice: National Book Awards Best Fiction - Hardcover (1980).

What was the first book William Styron wrote?

The first book written by William Styron was The Confessions of Nat Turner, published in 1951.

What was the most recent book William Styron wrote?

His most recently released work was My Generation on May 26th, 2015.

How many books has William Styron written?

William Styron has written 20 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 8 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Play, 4 books in the Collections, 7 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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