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Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner, c. 1969
Born Wallace Earle Stegner
(1909-02-18)February 18, 1909
Lake Mills, Iowa, United States
Died April 13, 1993(1993-04-13) (aged 84)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Occupation Historian, novelist, short story writer, environmentalist
Language English
Nationality American
Period 1937–1993
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
(1972, Angle of Repose)
National Book Award for Fiction
(1977, The Spectator Bird)
Spouse Mary Stuart Page (1911–2010)
Children Page Stegner

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Wallace Stegner
Hard writing makes easy reading.
A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.
Wallace Stegner