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William Saroyan

writer

William Saroyan was an Armenian-American dramatist and author. The setting of many of his stories and plays is his native Fresno, the center of Armenian immigrant life in California. Some of his best-known works are The Time of Your Life, My Name Is Aram and My Heart's in the Highlands.

Background

Ethnicity: Saroyan was born in 1908 in Fresno, California, to a poor family of Armenian immigrants.

Saroyan, William was born on August 31, 1908 in Fresno. Son of Armenak and Takoohi (Saroyan) S. (of Bitlis, Armenia).

Education

Educated public schools, Fresno, California.

Career

He started as a postman and no one of his relatives couldn't imagine that there will be a day, when this name will be mentioned among the American writers such as Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Caldwell.

Works

  • Memoir

    • Here Comes, There Goes You Know Who

    • Not Dying

    • Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon

    • Places Where I've Done Time

  • novel

    • The Human Comedy

    • Rock Wagram

    • The Laughing Matter

  • short story anthology

    • The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

  • short story collection

    • Inhale and Exhale

    • My Name is Aram

Connections

Married Carol Marcus, February 1943 (divorced November 1949). Children: Aram, Lucy.

mother:
Takoohi

wife:
Carol Marcus

daughter:
Lucy Saroyan

son:
Aram