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Fellowship of Southern Writers

Horton Foote

HORTON FOOTE

— member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers — has written many plays, including The Trip to Bountiful which was adapted to the screen. He wrote the screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies and received Academy Awards for both. His play, The Young Man from Atlanta earned him a 1995 Pulitzer Prize. He was elected in 1998 to the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a member in the Department of Literature and also received the Gold Medal for Drama for his entire work. In December 2000, he was given the National Medal of Arts Award by President Clinton in Washington, D.C.


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