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Truman Streckfus Persons was born September 24, 1924, in New Orleans, LA. Archulus Persons and Lillie May Faulk, divorced when he was 4 years old. While his mother and her second husband, Joseph Garcia Capote, a Cuban-American businessman, lived in New York, he lived with relatives in Monroeville, Alabama (Good). At the time his closest friends were an elderly cousin, Miss Sook Faulk, and Harper Lee, who later went on to write “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Both of the friends appear as characters in Capote’s early fiction. (Truman Capote Biography) Truman’s mom brought him to Manhattan, New York when he was nine years old. While he was there, he adopted the last name “Capote”. Although he had a high IQ (Intelligence Quotient), he did poorly in school. (Truman Capote Biography)
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Busybody”. In 1946 Truman won the Henry Award for “Miriam”. Truman Capote’s first success was “Other Voices, Other Rooms” which Truman published in 1948 at Random House New York, New York. In 1959 Truman won the National Institute of Arts and Letters creative writing Award. In 1966 Truman won the Edgar Award and Mystery Writers of America Award. In 1967 Truman was nominated for the National Book Award and in the same year Truman won an Emmy Award for a televised adaptation “A Christmas

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