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Full Name: Walter Tevis
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(1928-1984) Walter Tevis was born in San Francisco, California and died in New York City, New York. He wrote seven novels, three of which were the basis for major motion pictures. He also wrote thirteen short stories. In 1978 Tevis moved to New York City to continue his writing.
Author's Timeline:
1984 New York County
Walter Tevis died of lung cancer in 1984 at University Hospital-New York University Medical Center in Manhattan, New York.  
1978 (Unknown) County
He moved to New York City in 1978 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he had been a distinguished professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Ohio University for fourteen years. 
1928 (Unknown) County
Walter Stone Tevis was born in San Francisco, California in 1928. 
1959 (Unknown) County
The Hustler
(Pub: Harper & Row ISBN: )
A novel set in Chicago's Bennington's pool hall with Fast Eddie Felsen, a young pool hustler as the main character. It was the basis for the 20th Century Fox Film of the same name, directed and produced in 1961 by Robert Rossen. This novel was part of the Fast Eddie Felson series which included one other novel, The Color of Money, published in 1984. 
1984 (Unknown) County
The Color of Money
(Pub: Warner Books ISBN: )
Novel. 
1963 (Unknown) County
The Man Who Fell to Earth
(Pub: Fawcett Gold Medal Books ISBN: )
Novel. 
1980 (Unknown) County
Mockingbird
(Pub: Doubleday & Company ISBN: )
Novel. 
1983 (Unknown) County
The Queen's Gambit
(Pub: Random House, Inc. ISBN: )
Novel. 
1983 (Unknown) County
The Steps of the Sun
(Pub: Doubleday & Company ISBN: )
Novel. 
1981 (Unknown) County
Far from Home
(Pub: Doubleday & Company ISBN: )
Collection of short stories. 
1980 (Unknown) County
Tevis is nominated to receive the Neubula Award for Best Novel for his work Mockingbird. 
1957 (Unknown) County
Wrote a handful of short stories from 1957 to about 1980. 
1984 (Unknown) County
Walter Tevis was interred at the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky. 

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