New York (Web Desk): A prize-winning author Prize-winning author Paula Fox passes away at 93 has died at age 93.
Paula Fox created high art out of imagined chaos in such novels as "Poor George" and "Desperate Characters" and out of the real-life upheavals in her memoir "Borrowed Finery".
The Associated Press revealed that according to her daughter, Linda Carroll, told that Fox died Wednesday at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She had been in failing health.
A girl abandoned by her parents and as a single mother before age 20, Fox used the most finely crafted prose to write again and again about breakdown and disruption, what happens under the "surface of things." In "Poor George," her debut novel, Fox told of a bored school teacher and the teen vagrant who upends his life. "Desperate Characters," her most highly regarded work of fiction, is a portrait of New York City's civic and domestic decline in the 1960s, a plague symbolized by the bite of a stray cat.
Her other marvelous books and novels included
- A Servant's Tale
- The Western Coast
- The Coldest Winter (a memoir about living in Europe after World War II)
Fox also wrote more than a dozen children's books, including
- The Slave Dancer (winner of the Newbery medal in 1974).
- Borrowed Finery (2001), (was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award).
She might have written more novels, but a head injury sustained from a mugging in Jerusalem in the 1990s left her unable.