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Kay Boyle
Kay Boyle was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1902, and began her writing life in Paris during the 1920s, publishing in the expatriate magazine transition, and becoming friends with Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and other writers and artists. From 1923 to 1941 she lived in Austria, England, and France, and from 1946 ro 1953 she was a foreign correspondent for The New Yorker. She has published two dozen books of fiction, as well as a memoir of her Paris years, several books of non-fiction, and translations. She taught for seventeen years at San Francisco State University, and was named to two Guggenheim Fellowships, two O. Henry Awards, the Before Columbus Foundation Award for "A Lifetime of Work," a 1989 Lannan Literary Award for outstanding achievement, and many others.
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