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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Lewis Taylor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1912 in Carbondale, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Taylor was born in Carbondale. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for one year and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in 1933.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Lewis Taylor was an author and journalist. In 1939, he became a writer for ''The New Yorker'' magazine, contributing biographical sketches. His work also appeared in ''The Saturday Evening Post'' and ''Reader's Digest''. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1959.

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-- '''''The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters''''' *Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1959