CAPOTE, TRUMAN, 1924-1984


Writer; celebrity personality. Born– September 30, 1924, New Orleans, La. Parents–Archulus and Lillie Mae Persons;  adopted by his stepfather Joseph G. Capote. Education– Trinity School; St. John’s Academy in New York and the schools of Greenwich, Conn. Reared mostly by relatives in Alabama, New York and New England until the age of nine.  Began work sorting cartoons at the New Yorker at the age of 17.  Wrote novels, plays, and short stories;  published in many periodicals and anthologies.  Received O. Henry Memorial Awards for short stories, 1946, 1949, 1951; received the creative writing award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1959; nominated for the National Book Award in 1967, for In Cold Blood.   Became a well-known socialite and celebrity personality.  Died August 25, 1984.


Contemporary Authors online and The Anniston Star, August 26, 1984.


Answered Prayers; the Unfinished Novel. New York; Random, 1987.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s. New York; Random, 1958.

A Christmas Memory. New York; Random, 1966

Complete Stories of Truman Capote.  New York; Random House, 2004.

The Dogs Bark. New York; Random, 1973.

I Remember Grandpa; a Story. Atlanta; Peachtree, 1987.

In Cold Blood.  New York:  Random House, 1966.

The Grass Harp. New York; Random, 1951

House of Flowers. New York; Random, 1968.

House on the Heights.  New York:  Little Bookroom, 2002.

Jug of Silver. Mankato, Minn.; Creative Education, 1986.

Local Color. New York; Random, 1950.

Miriam.  Mankato, MN:  Creative Education, Inc., 1982.

The Muses are Heard; An Account. New York; Random, 1956.

Music for Chameleons:  New Writing.  New York; Random House, 1983.

One Christmas. New York; Random, 1983.

Other Voices, Other Rooms. New York; Random, 1948.

Portraits and Observations; The Essays of Truman Capote.  New York; Random House, 2004.

Selected Writings.  New York:  Random House, 1963.

Summer Crossing.  New York; Random House, 2006.

The Thanksgiving Visitor. New York; Random, 1968.

Too Brief a Treat; The Letters of Truman Capote.  New York;  Random House, 2004.

A Tree of Night and Other Stories. New York; Random, 1949.

The White Rose. Newton, Iowa; Tamazunchala Press, 1987.