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Bernard Malamud

Julius Shiskin
Photo courtesy of Oregon State University Libraries



Bernard Malamud (1914-1986): A novelist and short-story writer, Malamud won two national Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. In 1940, he was a clerk in the Census Bureau's Agriculture Division, where he remembered spending his lunchtime "writing short stories at my desk."

Learn more about the author at our December 2017 Webpage commemorating authors and poets.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: February 03, 2021