Full name: Benjamin MacKinlay (Benjamin McKinlay-) Kantor
Born: February 4, 1904 in Webster City, Iowa, United States
Died: October 11, 1977 in Sarasota, Florida, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Art Competitions
MacKinlay Kantor worked as the editor of the “Webster City Daily News” during his childhood. He had already written his first collection of poems at 17-years-old. During World War II, Kantor reported from London as a war correspondent for a Los Angeles newspaper. He then won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for his novel Andersonville, about the Confederate prison camp.
Kantor later worked as a major novelist and screenwriter. The films The Best Years of Our Lives which won 7 Oscars in 1946, Gettysburg and If the South Had Won the Civil War were made based on his scripts. His novels mainly focused on the American Civil War, and organized crime in 1920s Chicago.
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