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Powell, Dawn (Mrs. Dawn Powell Gousha)

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Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1965 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Satirists

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1896 - Powell was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio on November 28, 1896.

 

1911 - Attended Lake Erie College, while studying she wrote stories and plays, active in the college productions and edited college newspaper.

 

1920 - Married Joseph Gousha.

 

1925 - Published her novel Whither.

 

1936 - Turn, the novel that was received was the first work that both received critical acclaim and reasonably good sales, and marked a turn to social satire in a New York setting.

 

1939 - Powell's publisher became Scribner's, where Maxwell Perkins was her editor.

 

1942 - Published her first commercially successful novel, A Time to Be Born

 

1964 - She died of intestinal cancer on November 14, 1965.

 


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