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Writer Eudora Welty Dead at 92

Aired July 23, 2001 - 14:17   ET

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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: We have news of a highly acclaimed writer from Mississippi who has died. Eudora Welty was 92 years old.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Ponder Heart and "The Optimist's Daughter." She was a wise, meticulous writer whose loving depictions of small-town Mississippi brought her international acclaim. She was acclaimed for heart-wrenching photographs of poverty in Depression Era Mississippi.

She died at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. A spokesman said she had been battling pneumonia.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author dead at 92.

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