Paley, Grace, 1922-2007

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Dates:
Birth 1922-12-11
Death 2007-08-22
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Grace Paley (b. Grace Goodside, Dec. 11, 1922, Bronx, NY-d. Aug. 22, 2007, Thetford, VT) attended Hunter College and The New School where she studied with W. H. Auden. She married June 20, 1942, Grace Goodside married cinematographer Jess Paley in 1942 and had two children before getting divorced. Paley married poet Robert Nichols 1n 1972. She taught at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first collection was published in 1959.

A known pacifist and social activist, Paley joined the War Resisters League during Vietnam War. She received many honors in her lifetime including the Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction (1961), election to the National Academy of Arts and Letters (1980), the Edith Wharton Award (1983), first official New York State Writer (1989), the Rea Award for the Short Story (1993), Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1993), PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction (1994), the Jewish Cultural Achievement Award for Literary Arts (1994), and was the Vermont State Poet Laureate (2003-2007).

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Subjects:

  • Short stories
  • Poetry

Occupations:

  • Authors

Places:

  • Thetford, VT, US
  • Bronx, NY, US