Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1924. When he was a child his family moved to Alabama. He moved to New York during the Second World War. He obtained a staff job at the New Yorker but they refused to publish any of his short stories. However, they were accepted by other magazines and in 1946 his short story Miriam, won the O. Henry Memorial Award.
Capote published his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms in 1948. This was followed by A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), Local Color (1953), The Grass Harp (1951) and The Muses Are Heard (1956). He had great success with his next novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) that was turned into a popular feature film.
Other books by Capote includedIn Cold Blood (1966), a book about a murder in Kansas that was only turned into a successful film, A Christmas Memory (1966), The Dogs Bark (1973) and Music for Chameleons (1981).
Truman Capote died in 1984.