Death of Hortense Calisher

December 20, 1911 - January 13, 2009
New York, New York | Age 97

Prize-winning writer and former president of PEN dies at 97
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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK -- Hortense Calisher, a prize-winning writer and former president of PEN known for her dense, unskimmable prose in such works of fiction as "False Entry" and "In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks," has died. She was 97.

Her granddaughter, Katy Spencer, said Calisher died Tuesday in Manhattan of natural causes.

Calisher, the author of more than 20 books, was a three-time nominee for the National Book Award and a four...

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