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Katherine Anne Porter

Critics call Texas-born writer Katherine Anne Porter a "poet of the story." Her carefully crafted short fiction earned her the highest acclaim, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her most accomplished stories spring from her childhood in central Texas—what she once called her "native land of the heart."

Image: Portrait of Katherine Anne Porter. Courtesy of the Papers of Katherine Anne Porter, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of Katherine Anne Porter