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Full Name: Alison Lurie
Biography:
(1926-2020) Novelist. Alison Lurie was born in Chicago, Illinois, and died in Ithaca, New York. Her novel, "Foreign Affairs" won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1985.
Author's Timeline:
1926 (Unknown) County
Alison Stewart Lurie was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 3, 1926. 
1930 Westchester County
As a child, Ms. Lurie lived in White Plains, New York, in about the 1930s.  
1962 (Unknown) County
Love and Friendship
(Pub: Macmillan ISBN: 0434439010 / 978-0434439010 )
Novel. 
1994 (Unknown) County
Women and Ghosts
(Pub: Nan A. Talese ISBN: 0385473923 / 978-0385473927)
Stories. 
1967 (Unknown) County
Imaginary Friends
(Pub: Coward-Mccann, Inc. ISBN: 0434439002 / 978-0434439003 )
Novel. 
1980 (Unknown) County
Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales
(Pub: Harpercollins ISBN: 0690039441 / 978-0690039443 )
Children's book. 
1981 (Unknown) County
The Language of Clothes
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 0394513029 / 978-0394513027 )
Nonfiction. 
1990 (Unknown) County
Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children's Literature
(Pub: Little Brown & Company ISBN: 0316537223 / 978-0316537223 )
Criticism. 
2003 (Unknown) County
Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter
(Pub: Chatto & Windus ISBN: 1422357740 / 978-1422357743 )
Criticism. 
2001 (Unknown) County
Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson
(Pub: Viking Adult ISBN: 0670894591 / 978-0670894598 )
Memoir. 
1970 Tompkins County
Ms. Lurie taught at Cornell University in the 1970s. 
1974 (Unknown) County
The War Between the Tates
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 0394462017 / 978-0394462011 )
Novel. 
1984 (Unknown) County
Foreign Affairs
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 039454076X / 978-0394540764 )
Novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1985. 
2020 Tompkins County
Alison Lurie died at a hospice center in Ithaca, New York, on December 3, 2020. 
2012 (Unknown) County
Ms. Lurie was selected as a New York State Author by the New York State Writers Institute, located at the University at Albany, SUNY, from 2012 to 2014. The choice for State Author is based on a substantial body of work of notable literary merit. 

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