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The United States Of America. Ann Zheet October 12, — April 28, was an American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street. The wish to become a professional writer was raised in Ann for the first time in high school when her English teacher read her essay to the class commenting on it with the words: She turned up in college and graduated with a Ph.

She also began to write short stories while she was working at the pharmacy.

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On February 22,she married George D. She not only wrote articles for newspapers such as The Amsterdam News, or The People’s Voice, and published short stories in The Crisis, but also worked at an after-school program at P. It was during this period of her life that she had realized and personally experienced what the majority of the black population of the United States had to go through in their everyday life.


Traversing the streets of Harlem, living for the first time among large numbers of poor black people, seeing neglected children up close — Petry’s early years in New York inevitably made impressions on her. Impacted by her Harlem experiences, Ann Petry used her creative writing skills to bring this experience to paper.

Back in Old Saybrook inthe writer worked on Country PlaceThe Narrowsother stories, and books for children, but they have never achieved the same success as her first book. Until her death Petry lived in an 18th-century house in her hometown, Old Saybrook. She drew on her personal experiences of the hurricane in Old Saybrook in her novel, Country Place.

Although the novel is set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, Petry identified the New England huricane as the source for the storm that is at the center of her narrative. Ann Lane Petry died at the age of 88 on April 28, She was outlived by her husband, George Petry, who died inand her only daughter, Liz Petry.

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