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November 3, 2006
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Styron died at age 81. The author of “The Confessions of Nat Turner” and “Sophie’s Choice” succumbed to pneumonia after a long illness. The novels by the white, Protestant Southerner often dealt controversially with the experiences of persecuted minorities. The author was also a liberal activist, whose work included advocating for Jews in the former Soviet Union.

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