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Shirley Ann Grau
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Born (1929-07-08)July 8, 1929
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died August 3, 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 91)
Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active 1955–2006

Shirley Ann Grau (July 8, 1929 – August 3, 2020) was an American writer. She was born in New Orleans. Her work is set mainly in the Deep South and talks about issues of race and gender.

Her 1964 work The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

She was an important feminist writer who talked about abortion, death and misogyny.

Grau died on August 3, 2020 in Kenner, Louisiana from stroke-related problems at the age of 91.

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