American writer of several novels, brief stories, plays, poems, and essays. She received the Country wide Book Award on her behalf 1969 book, them, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Reward for Black Drinking water (1992), What I Resided For (1994), and Blonde (2000). She started writing at age group fourteen and was the 1st in her family members to finish senior high school. She graduated near the top of her course at Syracuse University or college in 1960 and released her first book, With Shuddering Fall, four years later on. She received the 1967 O. Henry Honor for her brief story, Around Ice. Ten years later, she started teaching creative composing at Princeton University or college. She wedded Raymond J. Smith in 1961. Smith passed away all of a sudden of pneumonia in 2008, closing the couple’s almost four decade-long relationship. In ’09 2009, she wedded Charles Gross. She devoted her serial killer-themed brief tale, Where Are You Heading? Where ARE YOU?, to folk vocalist/songwriter Bob Dylan.