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Algren, Nelson (Nelson Ahlgren Abraham)

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Writers

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1909 - Nelson Algren was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 28, 1909.

 

1912 - He moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois to live in a working-class.

 

1931 - Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in journalism.

 

1933 - He wrote his first story entitled "So Help Me".

 

1935 - He published his first novel entitled Somebody in Boots.

 

1942 - He published "Never Come Morning" which portrayed the dead-end life of a doomed young criminal.

 

1949 - He had a torrid affair with Simone de Beauvoir and they travelled to Latin America. He won the first National Book Award with his gritty novel, The Man with the Golden Arm.

 

1956 - Wrote the novel entitled A Walk on the Wild Side.

 

1981 - He died in Sag Harbor, New York on May 9, 1981.


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