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Full Name: John Cheever
(1912-1982) Short story writer, novelist. John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He moved to New York City in early 1930s and befriended John Dos Passos, E. E Cummings, and James Agee. His stories were published in The New Republic, Colliers, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, among other magazines. Cheever moved to Crotonville, New York, a suburb of Ossinning, in the 1950s and, over the next three decades, lived and wrote there between teaching stints at Barnard College, University of Iowa, and Boston University. Cheever also taught at Sing Sing in the early 1970s. Cheever won many awards in the course of his lifetime, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Award (for "The Wapshot Chronicle"), the Howells Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award.
Author's Timeline:
1935 New York County
Cheever moved to New York City in the mid 1930s and lived on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village. 
1950 Westchester County
Cheever moved to Crotonville, New York, a suburb of Ossinning, New York, in the 1950s. 
1912 (Unknown) County
John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1912. 
1982 Westchester County
John Cheever died in Ossining, New York, in 1982. 
1943 (Unknown) County
The Way Some People Live
Collection of short stories. 
1953 Westchester County
The Enormous Radio, and Other Stories
Collection of short stories written in Cheever's Scarborough, New York home. 
1957 (Unknown) County
The Wapshot Chronicle
Novel and winner of the National Book Award. 
1958 (Unknown) County
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
1961 (Unknown) County
Some People, Places and Things That Will Not Appear in My Next Novel
Collection of short stories. 
1964 (Unknown) County
The Wapshot Scandal
1964 (Unknown) County
The Brigadier and the Golf Widow
Collection of short stories. 
1969 (Unknown) County
Bullet Park
1973 (Unknown) County
The World of Apples
Collection of short stories. 
1977 (Unknown) County
1978 (Unknown) County
The Stories of John Cheever
Collection of short stories and Pulitzer Prize winner. 
1982 (Unknown) County
Oh What a Paradise It Seems
1982 (Unknown) County
Cheever was interred in the First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 
? Saratoga County
Cheever spent times at the artists' retreat, Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. 
? Westchester County
Cheever had a home in Scarborough, New York. 

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