Truman Capote was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognised literary classics, including the novella ( 1958) and ( 1965), which he labeled a " non-fiction novel. " At least 20 films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and novel.
He was born as Truman Streckfus Persons to a salesman Archulus Persons and young Lillie Mae. His parents divorced when he was four and he cam to live with his daughter 's relatives in Monroeville, Alabama. He as a lonely child who learned to read and write by himself before entering school. In 1933, he wen to New York City to live with his grandmother and her new usband, Joseph Capote, a Cuban-born businessman. Mr. Capote adopted Truman, legally changing his last name to Capote and enrolling him in private school. After graduating from high school in 1942, Truman Capote began his regular job as a copy boy at. During that time, he also began his career as th poe, publishing many short stories which introduced him into a circle of literary critics. His fifth book,, published in 1948, stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for nine eeks and became controversial because of the photograph of Capote used to promote the novel, posing seductively and gazing into the camera.
In 1950s and 1960s, Capote remained prolific producing both fiction and non-fiction. His masterpiece,, a tory about murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, was published in 1966 in book form by Random House, became a worldwide success and brought Capote much praise from the literary community. After his success he published rarely and suffered from alcohol addiction. He died in 1984 at age 59.