Walker Percy »»»Published: April 01, 2011

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Walker Percy was arguably one of the most influential American writers and philosophers of the 20th century. Percy is best known for his first novel the Moviegoer which won the National Book Award in 1962. The film follows his life from his youth in Alabama-where he was first confronted by his family's history of depression-to his prolonged hospitalizations for tuberculosis, and his eventual success as a novelist. The film also looks at the influence of William Alexander Percy, and Walker's life-long friendship with Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote.

This award-winning American author is best known for his first novel The Moviegoer which won the National Book Award in 1962. Follow his life from his youth in Alabama to his prolonged hospitalizations for tuberculosis, and his eventual success as a novelist.


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