Truman Capote

Truman Capote (1924-1984) was a world-renowned writer and socialite who spent part of his childhood in Alabama. His fame was cemented with the publication of In Cold Blood, his "nonfiction novel" about the murders of a Kansas family. This portrait was taken by noted New York photojournalist Roger Higgins in 1959.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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