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Jeysson Alfonso Mrs. Martinez English 6/3/01 Truman Capote was born with the name Truman Streckfus Persons. He was born on September 30, 1924. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parent's names were Archulus Lillie Persons. His parents got divorced when he was four. He took the name of his stepfather Joseph Garcia Capote. His aunts in Monroeville, Alabama, raised him for the first decade of his life. IN Monroeville he met Nelle Harper Lee. He based the character Idabel Tompkins on his first novel "Other voices, other rooms." In return she turned him into Dill Harris in her book "To Kill A Mockingbird." After his mom remarried they moved to New York. There he went to private schools. He did not complete high school; instead he got a job as an office boy in the art department of "The New Yorker." In 1945 he published his first major short story "Miriam", which one an O.

Henry Memorial Award in 1946. The success of the short story led to a $ 1500 contract with Random House for his first novel "Other voices, other rooms." This novel was very accepted this made him at age 23 the newest American literary sensation. Many books followed a collection of short stories called "A Tree of Night"(1949), a collection of magazine stories called "Local Color' (1950), and his second novel "The Grass Harp" (1951). After his success as a journalist he wanted to write a new kind of book one that would join journalism and fictional techniques. During the winter of 1955-1956 he traveled to an all-black cast to Russia. He recorded journal, which later was released as "The Muses Are Heard". In November 1959 he read an article about a murder. He began an extensive research on the case. He...