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Alison Lurie

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Alison Lurie

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Full Name: Alison Lurie
Born: September 3, 1926
Chicago, Ill, USA
Occupation: Writer, Academic
Nationality: American


Alison Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress.

Alison Lurie is also the author of three collections of traditional folktales for children, and was coeditor of the 73-volume Garland Library of Children's Classics. Lurie has taught literature, folklore, humor, and writing at Cornell University since 1969 and is now the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature emerita. She has received numerous honors including Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation grants, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Fiction, and a D. Litt. from Oxford University.

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