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Hallie Southgate Burnett-Zeisel

Hallie Southgate Burnett-Zeisel, American author, editor. Recipient O. Henry prize, 1942. Past member Junior League New York City; Member Woman Pays Club, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (past member board directors), Overseas Press Club (New York City chapter), Woman's Club (Raleigh, North Carolina chapter).

Background

  • Burnett-Zeisel, Hallie Southgate was born on December 3, 1907 in St. Louis. Daughter of John McKnight and Elizabeth (Baker) Southgate.

  • Career

    • Co-editor Story magazine Story Press, New York City, 1942-1970, Welcome to Life, 1947. Senior fiction editor Prentice-Hall, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1960. Fiction editor Yankee Magazine, New Hampshire, 1959-1960.

      Associate professor literature Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1960-1964. Book editor Reader's Digest Book Club, Pleasantville, 1965-1966. Teacher short story writing New York City Writers Conference Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, summers 1955-1960, Hunter College, 1959-1961.

    Works

    • Story Jubilee
    • Foreword/ Whit and Hallie Burnett -- Two lovers/ Sherwood Anderson -- The ubiquitous wife/ Marcel Aymé -- The crocus/ Warren Beck -- Inside, outside/ Ludwig Bemelmans -- Rest cure/ Kay Boyle -- Man Gehorcht/ Leslie Ann Brownrigg -- The calling cards/ Ivan Bunin -- Heart is a masculine noun/ Hallie Burnett -- Sherrel/ Whit Burnett -- Indian summer/ Erskine Caldwell -- Rigmarole/ Morley Callaghan -- My side of the matter/ Truman Capote -- Homage to Shakespeare/ John Cheever -- Congo/ Stuart Cloete -- The shadows behind the women/ Eddie Cohen -- Pizzicato on the heartstrings/ Peter Devries -- Two bottles of relish/ Lord Dunsany -- Artist at home/ William Faulkner -- Tom Wolfe slept here/ William Fifield -- The survivor/ Brian Glanville -- A chance for Mr.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Past member Junior League New York City. Member Woman Pays Club, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (past member board directors), Overseas Press Club (New York City chapter), Woman's Club (Raleigh, North Carolina chapter).

    Connections

    • Married Whit Burnett, 1942 (deceased). Children: John Southgate, Whitney Ann Burnett Voss. Married William Zeisel, 1977 (deceased 1981).
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    Born December 3, 1907
    Died September 4, 1991
    (aged 83)
    • 1942 - 1970
      Co-editor Story magazine Story Press
    • 1947
      Co-editor Story magazine Story Press
    • 1958 - 1960
      senior, fiction editor Prentice-Hall
    • 1959 - 1960
      fiction editor Yankee Magazine
      New Hampshire, United States
    • 1960 - 1964
      associate, professor literature Sarah Lawrence College
      Bronxville, New York, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      book editor Reader's Digest Book Club
      Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States

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