1926 – He was born on the 16th day of September this year in Fairmont, West Virginia.
1945 – He graduated at the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
1949 – This year, he graduated from Yale University. A resident of Southampton, New York, he wrote seven novels, a book on travel and a collection of stories. He was the winner of William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
1962 – He wrote Morning in Antibes; a novel, New York, Macmillan.
1974 – This year, he wrote Spreading Fires, New York, Random House.
1986 – One of his latest works is The Private Life of Axie Reed, New York: Jesse Grunberg and The Private Life of Axie Reed, New York.
2001 – He died on the 29th day of November this year.
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