Harold Brodkey Net Worth
Harold Brodkey made money by Authors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Harold Brodkey earned $51 Million. Exact sum is $51000000.
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Birth date: October 25, 1930, Staunton, Illinois, United States
Death date: January 26, 1996, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Birth place: Alton, Illinois, USA
Education: Harvard University (1952)
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Movies: First Love
Wikipedia Source: Harold Brodkey
Harold Brodkey, born Aaron Roy Weintraub, was an American short-story writer and novelist. He is the father of Temi Rose, born Ann Emily Brodkey. Brodkey was born in Staunton, Illinois, to an illiterate junk dealer. His mother died while he was an infant, and he was raised by his fathers relatives, who adopted him, in University City, Missouri, outside St. Louis. When he was eight, his adoptive mother developed cancer and his adoptive father had a stroke. The death of his mother and the illnesses of his adoptive parents would be obsessively chronicled again and again in Brodkeys writing. After graduating from Harvard University in 1952, Brodkey began his writing career by contributing short stories to The New Yorker and other magazines. His stories received two first-place O. Henry Awards. In 1993 he announced in The New Yorker that he had contracted AIDS- he later wrote This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death, about his battle with the disease. At the time of his death in 1996, he was living in New York City with his wife, novelist Ellen Brodkey. Brodkey contracted the HIV virus from a homosexual relationship, though he reportedly did not consider himself to be gay.