(1909 - 2001)
Eudora Welty graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1929, working as a photographer for the WPA’s Guide to Mississippi and publishing her first short story in 1936. She published a collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green, in 1941 and her first novel, Delta Wedding, in 1946. She received a Pulitzer Prize for The Optimist’s Daughter in 1973. Welty died in her hometown at the age of ninety-two in 2001.