Allen Drury (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Allen Drury

Allen Stuart Drury was an American novelist. He wrote the 1959 novel Advise and Consent, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.

Born: Sept 2, 1918, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died: Sept 2, 1998, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Residence: Tiburon, California, U.S.
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater: Stanford University
Occupation: Journalist, novelist
Years active: 1943-1998
Employer: Tulare Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Pathfinder Magazine, Washington Evening Star, The New York Times
Known for: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and 20 novels
Home town: Porterville, California, U.S.
Parent(s): Alden Monteith Drury, Flora Allen
Relatives: Anne Elizabeth Killiany (sister), Kevin D. Killiany (nephew), Kenneth A. Killiany (nephew)

About Allen Drury

A Twentieth-century American fiction writer, he is best known for his 1959 novel, Advise and Consent, which received the Pulitzer Prize in 1960.

Before Fame

Prior to pursuing a career as a novelist, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantry soldier.


He won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his editorial writing.

Family Life

He was a descendant of Hugh Drury and Lydia Rice. He never married.


He admired the political career of Robert Taft.

Information related to Allen Drury

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