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About John Fante
Known as a novelist and Screenwriter, John Fante was famous through his works like “Ask the Dusk” and “The Road to Los Angeles”.
Family and Education
He was born to an Italian-American family. He went to some catholic schools before proceeding to the University of Colorado. He dropped out of the university with the aim of following his dream to become a writer.
He was married to Joyce Fante and had four children with her.
“Wait Until Spring” and other Novels
Fante published his first novel “Wait Until Spring” in 1938 aided by H.L. Mencken. Prior to that novel, he wrote short stories to be published in The American Mercury, which was a magazine founded by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. After several attempts, only the story “Altar Boy” was published in the magazine. A year later, he introduced another novel titled “Ask the Dusk” and introduced another short story titled “Dago Red”.
He published other novels like “The Brotherhood of the Grape” and “Dreams from Bunker Hill”.
Aside from being a novelist, Fante was a screenwriter and wrote the drama films “My Man and I”, “Six Loves” and “Full of Life”. The latter, which was directed by Richard Quine, featured American actor Richard Conte.
His works motivated authors like German-American poet Charles Bukowski. The Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles has been marked as “John Fante Square”.
Four years after his death, he was posthumously awarded the PEN USA President’s Award.
On May 8, 1983, the distinguished writer died from diabetes. He was 74.
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F.A.Q. about John Fante
When is his birthday?
John Fante's birthday is on April 8, 1909.
In how many days is his birthday?
John's birthday is in 308 days
How old was John when he died?
He was 74 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 8, 1983.
How old would he be today?
John Fante would be 114 years old if he was alive today.
Where was John from?
He was born in Denver, Colorado, U.S..