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Elizabeth Spencer (July 19, 1921 – December 22, 2019) was an American writer. She was born in Carrollton, Mississippi. Spencer's first novel, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948. She wrote a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989).

Her novella The Light in the Piazza (1960) was made into a movie in 1962 and made into a Broadway musical of the same name in 2005.

She was a five-time recipient of the O. Henry Award for short fiction.

Spencer's mother was the great-aunt of U.S. Senator John McCain.

Spencer died on December 22, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the age of 98.

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