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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."

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: July 23, 2015