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William Maxwell Boyhood Home

162 9th St, Lincoln, IL , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 40° 9' 6.419988", -89° 22' 15.359988"
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William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived at this home from 1910 to 1920. Maxwell often returned to the home and Lincoln, Illinois, in his novels and short stories. His Midwestern childhood, particularly the loss of his mother in the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, influenced much of his writing. Maxwell graduated from the University of Illinois and then served as fiction editor for The New Yorker from 1936 to 1976. He authored fourteen works of fiction and memoir, with the novel So Long, See You Tomorrow, earning the American Book Award in 1980. His name is etched on the frieze of the Illinois State Library.

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