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Tillie Olsen

Age: 94

feminist writer who as a working mother struggled to find time to write, and recalled these personal experiences in her writing. Her 1961 novella, Tell Me a Riddle, won an O. Henry Award. Her nonfiction book, Silences, detailed the frustrations women face in tapping their creativity.

Died: Oakland, Calif. , Jan. 1, 2007

2007 Deaths