Katherine Anne Porter (15 May 1890 – 18 September 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. She is known for her penetrating insight; her works deal with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.

1966 - Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Stories (1965)
1966 - National Book Award for The Collected Stories (1965)
1967 - Gold Medal Award for Fiction (American Academy of Arts and Letters)
Three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature
In 2006, Porter was featured on a United States postage stamp. She was the 22nd person featured in the Literary Arts stamp series

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