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Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Name: Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Born: 07/22/1898
  • Died: 03/13/1943 (44 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer

Stephen Vincent Benét /bɪˈn/ (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War John Brown’s Body (1928), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and for the short stories “The Devil and Daniel Webster” (1936) and “By the Waters of Babylon” (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected his story “The King of the Cats” (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub.

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1929), O. Henry Award (1937), Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1944, posthumous)

School: Yale University

Genre: Poetry, short story, novel

Birth Place: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Death Place: New York City

Source: Wikipedia

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