Joseph McElroy

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Date of Birth August 21, 1930
Place of Birth New York
Age 90 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Joseph Prince McElroy is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.

Born: August 21, 1930, New York City, United States
Occupation: Novelist, Professor
Literary movement: Postmodern
Notable works: Lookout Cartridge, Women and Men

About Joseph McElroy

An American novelist and short story writer, he is particularly known for Women and Men, a more than 1,000-page-long novel. His other works include Lookout Cartridge, The Letter Left to Me, and Actress in the House.

Before Fame

He graduated from Williams College and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before earning his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Achievement

He was a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Family Life

He married Joan Leftwich in 1961; they became parents to a daughter named Hanna in 1967.

Associations

He once interviewed Norman Mailer.

Information related to Joseph McElroy

  • University of New Hampshire faculty
  • Rockefeller Fellows
  • Queens College, City University of New York faculty
  • United States Coast Guard personnel
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellows
  • Postmodern writers
  • Writers from Brooklyn
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Latest information about Joseph McElroy updated on January 16, 2021.

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