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Eudora Welty

Age: 92

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer whose lyrical short stories, which were usually set in the South, centered on families and their attendant issues, squabbles, and eccentricities. Her keen flair for language and sharp wit earned her several other awards, including the National Book Award and six O. Henry Awards. The email program Eudora is named after her. Her short-story collections include A Curtain of Green (1941) and The Bride of Innisfallen (1955).

Died: Jackson, Miss., July 23, 2001

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