Jean Stafford

Literary Birthday – 1 July – Jean Stafford

Jean Stafford was born 1 July and died 26 March 1979


  1. For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer.
  2. You say that you hope I will be recognised as the best novelist of my generation. I want you to know now and know completely that that would mean to me absolutely nothing.
  3. Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.

Jean Stafford was an American short story writer and novelist, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in 1970.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 1st July 2019