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Eudora Welty: An Introduction

“It is our inward journey that leads us through time - forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover, and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge. Our living experience at those meeting points is one of the charged dramatic fields of fiction.”

- Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings

Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty was a writer of international acclaim whose novels and short stories earned numerous literary awards, including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist's Daughter. Her home at 1119 Pinehurst Street in Jackson, Mississippi, was built by her parents in 1925. It was the place she called home for the last 76 years of her life, and where she crafted many, and polished all, of her works of fiction, book reviews and essays.