Bobbie Ann Mason

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American writer

Why Is Bobbie Ann Mason Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Bobbie Ann Mason is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and literary critic from Kentucky. Her memoir was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.Early life and education A child of Wilburn and Christina Mason, Bobbie Ann Mason grew up on her family's dairy farm outside of Mayfield, Kentucky with four siblings. As a child she loved to read with encouragement from her parents; however, choices were limited. These books were mostly popular fiction about the Bobbsey Twins and the Nancy Drew mysteries. She would later write a book about these books she read in adolescence titled The Girl Sleuth: A feminist guide to the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, and Their Sisters. Mason credits her time at a grade school in Cuba, Kentucky with influencing her adult fictional characters.

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