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Ann Petry

Born: Oct 12, 1908

Death: Apr 28, 1997

Birthplace: Old Saybrook

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Ann Petry

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1908
Date of Death : Apr 28, 1997
Birth Place : Old Saybrook

Ann Petry was an American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Ann Lane Petry
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