Vance Bourjaily (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Vance Nye Bourjaily was an American novelist, playwright, journalist, creative writing teacher, and essayist.

Born: September 17, 1922, Cleveland, Ohio
Died: 31, 2010, Greenbrae, California
Occupation: Novelist, Creative Writing instructor, newspaper editor, essayist
Nationality: United States
Genre: Fiction
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About Vance Bourjaily

An American novelist, playwright, and journalist, he is best known for The End of My Life and Brill Among the Ruins. His other works include The Hound of Earth, The Violated, and A Game Men Play.

Before Fame

He served as a volunteer ambulance driver during World War II.


His novel, Brill Among the Ruins, was nominated for the National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Ohio to a Lebanese father and an American mother. He married Bettina Yensen in 1946; they had two children.


Critics have compared his writing style to that of Ernest Hemingway.

Information related to Vance Bourjaily

  • Iowa Writers’ Workshop faculty
  • Oregon State University faculty
  • Writers from Cleveland
  • Journalists from Ohio
  • American male essayists
  • American male dramatists and playwrights

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