Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as daughter of Eugene Muse Mitchell and Maybelle Mitchell. She is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.
Biography and Career :
Her father, a lawyer from Atlanta, was for many years the president of History Society in Georgia's capital. Her mother was descendent of a wealthy family.
From the beginning of her childhood she was fascinated of stories about the Civil War.
In 1916 she wrote "The Lost Island", a romantic story about love and honor which was discovered in 1995 among some old photos.
She started to study medicine at Smith Collage from Northampton in 1918.
In January 1918 after her mother passed away of flu Margaret Mitchell quitted medicine studies to take care of her fat
her and her big brother Stephens.
She got married and started to work as journalist at the local newspaper The Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine in September 1922, where signed with Peggy Mitchell.
Margaret divorced in October 1924 and after less than an year she got married again.
In 1926 he suffered an accident and quitted journalism. In the same year started to write "Gone With the Wind" and finished it in 1935.
She published this novel in 1906 and after one year in 1937 she won the Pulitzer Prize.
The novel was translated in 21 languages.
On the 15th of December 1939 in Atlanta took place the premiere of the movie inspired from her novel and Margaret was there.
In August 1949 Margaret Mitchell was hit by a car and passed away after a few days after the accident. She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.
Important Works :
- 1916 "The Lost Island"
- 1936 "Gone with the Wind"
Margaret Mitchell Image :gwtw.org
Margaret Mitchell Pictures