Born: February 19, 1917 in Columbus, Georgia
Died: September 29, 1967 in Nyack, New York
When she was fifteen her father gave her a typewriter to encourage her story writing. In 1940, at the age of 23, writing in the Southern Gothic or perhaps Southern realist traditions, McCullers completed her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
“I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen.”