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by The Folio Society
(first published September 27th 1962)
- Date of birth: May 22, 1927
- Died: April 05, 2014
- Born: in New York City, The United States.
- Description: Peter Matthiessen is the author of more than thirty books and the only writer to win the National Book Award for both non-fiction (The Snow Leopard, in two categories, in 1979 and 1980) and fiction (Shadow Country, in 2008). A co-founder of The Paris Review and a world-renowned naturalist, explorer and activist, he died in April 2014.