Katherine Anne Porter

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Katherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer Prize winning American author. Her father, Harrison Boone Porter, was a direct descendant of Jonathan Boone, brother of the Daniel Boone, and a second cousin of short story writer, William Sidney Porter, pen name O'Henry. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1890/05/15 Callie Russell Porter is born in a log cabin near the community of Indian Creek in southern Brown County, Texas. Born Brown County
1892/03/20 After his wife's death on 20 March 1892, Harrison Porter moves his family, Callie and her siblings Gay, Paul and infant Mary Alice, to live with his mother, Catherine Anne Porter, in Kyle. Home Katherine Anne Porter House Kyle
1918/00/00 Katherine Porter moves to Denver, Colorado, to work for the Rocky Mountain News where she contributes mostly book reviews and political articles. Work
1918/10/00 In the fall, Katherine Anne Porter and a young army lieutenant are both stricken with influenza in Denver, Colorado. Health Influenza Pandemic of 1918
1930/00/00 "Flowering Judas" by Katherine Anne Porter is published. Author Flowering Judas (Short Story)
1930/00/00 "The Jilting of Granny Wetherall" by Katherine Anne Porter is published. Author The Jilting of Granny Wetherall (Short Story)
1930/00/00 "Theft" by Katherine Anne Porter is published. Author Theft (Porter Short Story)
1930/09/11 KAP's first collection of short stories, Flowering Judas, is published. Although not a big seller, the book will earn her a Guggenheim fellowship. The cash award allows her to study abroad. Work
1931/08/00 Porter begins a journal during her first voyage to Europe in August-September, from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to Bremerhaven, Germany. From these notes a book begins to take form at once. Work Ship of Fools (Porter book)
1934/00/00 "Hacienda: A Story of Mexico" by Katherine Anne Porter is published. Author Hacienda: A Story of Mexico (short story collection)
1937/00/00 "Noon Wine" by Katherine A Porter is published. Author Noon Wine (short story collection)
1939/00/00 Katherine Anne Porter's mezzobula "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" is published. Author Pale Horse, Pale Rider (mezzobula)
1939/04/27 Katherine Porter signs a contract with Harcourt, Brace for a novel, originally called "Promised Land", to be delivered on 1 January, 1939. Author Ship of Fools (Porter book)
1944/00/00 "The Leaning Tower and Other Storie" by Katherine Anne Porter is published. Author The Leaning Tower and Other Stories (short story collection)
1950/00/00 At a Manhattan cocktail party, a drunken Dylan Thomas lifts Katherine Porter to the ceiling in tribute. Life
1953/00/00 Katherine Porter visits Ezra Pound at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. Life St Elizabeths Hospital Washington, DC
1958/00/00 Flannery O'Connor and Katherine Porter become friends after meeting in 1958. Life
1958/06/08 Katherine Porter receives a Literary degree from Smith College and meets US Senator John F Kennedy. Life Smith College Northampton, MA
1961/01/20 John F Kennedy is inaugurated President of the United States on Friday, January 20, 1961 at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. Guest of JFK Eastern Portico, US Capitol United States Capitol JFK Presidential Election
1961/06/00 Katherine Porter vacations at the Yankee Clipper Inn Rockport, MA. Guest Yankee Clipper Inn, Rockport Rockport, MA
1961/09/00 At the Yankee Clipper Inn, Katherine Porter sojourns for two months, August and September. She may have completed "Ship of Fools" during this stay. Author Ship of Fools (Porter book) Yankee Clipper Inn, Rockport Rockport, MA
1965/00/00 "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter" is published by Harcourt, Brace. Author The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
1980/09/18 After a series of strokes, Katherine Anne Porter dies at the Carriage Hill Nursing home in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her ashes are buried next to her mother at Indian Creek Cemetery in Texas. Died

12 Creative Works by Katherine Anne Porter »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Flowering Judas (Short Story) Author Short Story 1930/00/00
  • 1001 Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Jilting of Granny Wetherall (Short Story) Author Short Story 1930/00/00
  • 1001 Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Theft (Porter Short Story) Author Short Story 1930/00/00
  • 1001 Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Hacienda: A Story of Mexico (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1934/00/00
Noon Wine (mezzobula) Author Mezzobula 1937/00/00
Noon Wine (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1937/00/00
Old Mortality (mezzobula) Author Mezzobula 1937/00/00
Pale Horse, Pale Rider Collection (Omnibus) Author Omnibus 1939/00/00
Pale Horse, Pale Rider (mezzobula) Author Mezzobula 1939/00/00
  • 1001 Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Leaning Tower and Other Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1944/00/00
Ship of Fools (Porter book) Author Novel 1962/00/00
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter Author Omnibus 1965/00/00
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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