Definition of William Styron from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


William Styron

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(1925-2006) a US writer of powerful novels. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), which some people criticized for its violent story based on the murders committed by the African American slave Nat Turner. Styron's other novels include Lie Down in Darkness (1951) and Sophie's Choice (1979), which became a successful film (1982).