Born this day in 1909: Eudora Welty (1909–2001), great American short-story writer and novelist; winner of numerous awards, including several O. Henry awards, the National Medal for Literature, the American Book Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Welty was also an accomplished photographer (including a WPA photographer), a pursuit supplanted by her writing career.
|A sample of Welty's photography: The Fence, c. 1935|
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