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Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken (August 5 1889-August 17 1973) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, born in Savannah, Georgia, whose work includes poetry, short stories and novels. He was deeply influenced by Symbolism, especially in his earlier works. In 1930 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Selected Poems.

He wrote the widely anthologised short story Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1934); his verse includes Earth Triumphant (1914), The Charnel Rose (1918), and And In the Hanging Gardens (1933).

He is the father of writer Joan Aiken.

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