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Full Name: Dorothy West
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(1907- 1998) Short-story writer, novelist. Dorothy West was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lived in Harlem, New York. At age 18, her short story "The Typewriter" won the "Opportunity" magazine prize. West was a contemporary of many of the major literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance, including Wallace Thurman, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes. She founded the literary magazine "Challenge" in the 30s, wrote the novel "The Living Is Easy" (1948), and published over 60 short stories.
Author's Timeline:
1907 (Unknown) County
West was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1907. 
1998 (Unknown) County
Dorothy West died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. 
1948 (Unknown) County
The Living Is Easy
Novel. 
1995 (Unknown) County
The Wedding
Novel. 
1995 (Unknown) County
The Richer, the Poorer: Stories, Sketches and Reminiscences
Collection of short stories and reminiscences. 
? New York County
West lived in Harlem, Manhattan, New York. 
? New York County
West studied at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York. 

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