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The Writer’s Almanac for September 30, 2017: Dew Light

September 30, 2017: birthday: Truman Capote

It’s the birthday of American writer Truman Capote (books by this author), born Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans, Louisiana (1924). Capote is best known for his tart novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the nonfiction book In Cold Blood (1966), which is largely responsible for inventing the genre of true crime writing.