Stephen Vincent Benét biography

Stephen Vincent Benét

Novelist, Author

1898 – 1943

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Who was Stephen Vincent Benét?

Stephen Vincent Benét was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "By the Waters of Babylon". In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story “The King of the Cats” for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.

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Born
Jul 22, 1898
Bethlehem
Also known as
  • Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Benét, Stephen Vincent
  • Steven Vincent Benet
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master of Arts, Yale University
    English Studies
    ( - 1920)
  • United States Military Academy
  • The Albany Academy
Lived in
  • New York City
    ( - 1943/03/13)
Died
Mar 13, 1943
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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