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Shirley Ann Grau

Shirley Ann Grau (born July 28, 1929) is an American writer. She was born in New Orleans,[1] and her work is set primarily in the Deep South,[1] and explores issues of race and gender. She spent much of her childhood in and around Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with her mother.[2] She graduated in 1950 from Newcomb College of Tulane University.[3] Her collection of stories, The Black Prince, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1956. Her 1964 saga The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[4][5]



  1. ^ a b "Shirley Ann Grau, Never Backing Down".  
  2. ^ "Interview with Deep South Magazine". Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Grau, Shirley Ann". Contemporary Novelists. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Pulitzer Winner Writes Between Domestic Crises".  
  5. ^ Allen-Taylor, J. Douglas (1998). "The World According To Grau." Metro Newspaper, San Jose, CA
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