Shirley Ann Grau

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Shirley Ann Grau (born July 28, 1929) is an American writer. She was born in New Orleans,[1] and her work is set primarily in the Deep South,[1] and explores issues of race and gender. She lived during much of her childhood in and around Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with her mother.[2] She graduated in 1950 from Newcomb College, the women's coordinate college of Tulane University.[3]

Her collection of stories, The Black Prince, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1956. Her 1964 saga The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[4][5]



  1. ^ a b "Shirley Ann Grau, Never Backing Down". The Washington Post. 2003-12-26. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Deep South Magazine". Retrieved April 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Grau, Shirley Ann". Contemporary Novelists. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Pulitzer Winner Writes Between Domestic Crises". Edmonton Journal. 1965-07-05. p. 13. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  5. ^ Allen-Taylor, J. Douglas (1998). "The World According To Grau", Metro Newspaper, San Jose, CA, 26 February 1998