Peter Taylor was a short-story writer and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A
Summons to Memphis (1986). During a writing career that spanned six decades, much of which was spent in
Charlottesville, he established himself as a master of short
fiction, displaying elegance and lucidity of style in examining family life in the New South. Many early
stories were published in the New Yorker, and after joining the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1967, Taylor experienced a mid-life second
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