William Styron

Winner, National Book Awards 1980
Finalist, National Book Awards 1968
Finalist, 1952 National Book Awards

William Styron (1925-2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner. [Open Road Media]
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Lie Down in Darkness

First Edition Cover of Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
ISBN 9780679735977 Open Road Media; Vintage / Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc.

William Styron’s stunning debut: a classic portrait of one Southern family’s tragic spiral into destruction. First published to wide critical acclaim in 1951, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family—Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. More about this book >

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William Styron

William Styron (1925-2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner. [Open Road Media]

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