Dawn Powell
(1896-1965)

woman, novelist, playwright, and diarist

Died aged c. 69

Dawn Powell (November 28, 1896 – November 14, 1965) was an American writer of novels and stories.

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Dawn Powell 1896-1965 The novelist, playwright, and diarist lived here from 1931-1942, where she wrote Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel, Angels on Toast, and A Time to Be Born. Born in Ohio, she wrote perceptive novels set in small Midwestern towns, and high-spirited satires that celebrated life in New York City. All but forgotten after her death, her work enjoyed an extraordinary revival in the 1990's.

9 East 10th Street New York, NY 10003, New York, NY, United States where they lived