One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty
Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public as a museum.
The 542nd greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 4th on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
- - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)