Taylor received the PEN/Faulkner Award for the Best Work of Fiction
in 1985 for his collection of short stories, The Old Forest and
Other Stories. Other works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel,
A Summons to Memphis, Miss Lenora When Last Seen,
A Long Fourth, and Happy Families Are All Alike. Taylor
was Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 1950, a Ford Foundation Grantee
in 1961, and winner of the National Academy Award for Fiction in 1950.