Booth Tarkington

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Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams (1921). He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike, and Colson Whitehead. In the 1910s and 1920s he was considered the United States' greatest living author.[1] Several of his stories were adapted to film.

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Booth Tarkington
Booth Tarkington (1922)
Booth Tarkington (1922)
BornNewton Booth Tarkington
(1869-07-29)July 29, 1869
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMay 19, 1946(1946-05-19) (aged 76)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, dramatist
EducationShortridge High School
Phillips Exeter Academy
Alma materPurdue University
Princeton University
Years active1899–1946
Notable works
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Fiction (1919, 1922)
Louisa Fletcher
(m. 1902; div. 1911)
Susanah Keifer Robinson
(m. 1912)
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office

During the first quarter of the 20th century, Tarkington, along with Meredith Nicholson, George Ade, and James Whitcomb Riley helped to create a Golden Age of literature in Indiana.

Booth Tarkington served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives, was critical of the advent of automobiles, and set many of his stories in the Midwest. He eventually moved to Kennebunkport, Maine, where he continued his life work even as he suffered a loss of vision.[2]

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