James A. Michener
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February 3, 1907
James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40
titles, the majority of which are novels of sweeping sagas, covering the
lives of many generations in a particular geographic locale and
incorporating historical facts into the story as well. Michener was
known for the meticulous research behind his work.
Michener's major books include Tales of the South Pacific (for
which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948), Hawaii, The
Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of
Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska,
Texas, and Poland. His nonfiction works include his 1968 Iberia
about his travels in Spain and Portugal, his 1992 memoir The World is
My Home, and Sports in America.
On October 16, 1997, Michener ended the daily dialysis treatment that
had kept him alive for four years and as a result he soon died. He was
90 years old.
Where are they buried?
- Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Texas
- Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
- Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California
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