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Kay Boyle, American writer. Recipient O. Henry Memorial prize, 1936, 1941; San Francisco Art Commission award, 1978, Columbus Foundation American Book award, 1983, The Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch award, 1986, Lannan Foundation award, 1989, Fred Cody award, 1992; Guggenheim fellow, 1934, 61; senior citizen grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1980. Member American Academy Arts and Letters.

Background

Boyle, Kay was born on February 19, 1902 in St. Paul. Daughter of Howard Peterson and Katherine (Evans) Boyle.

Education

Student, Ohio Mechanics Institute, 1919. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Columbia University, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Skidmore College, 1977.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Southern Illinois University, 1978. Student, Eastern Washington University, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bowling Green State University, 1986.

Career

Professor of English and creative writing, San Francisco State University, 1963-1979;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary).

Works

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Richard Brault, June 24, 1923 (divorced). Married Laurence Vail April 2, 1931 (divorced). Children: Sharon Walsh, Apple-Joan, Kathe, Clover, Faith Carson, Ian Savin.

Married Baron Joseph von Franckenstein, February 24, 1943 (deceased 1963). 1 child, Joseph.

father:
Howard Peterson Boyle

mother:
Katherine (Evans) Boyle

spouses:
Richard Brault

Laurence Vail April 2

Baron Joseph von Franckenstein

children:
Sharon Walsh Boyle

Apple-Joan Boyle

Kathe Boyle

Clover Boyle

Faith Carson Boyle

Ian Savin Boyle

Joseph Boyle