Jack Matthews was born on July 22, 1925 in Columbus, OH. American novelist and playwright best known for his Civil War-era novels Sassafras and Gambler's Nephew.
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American Novelist and Playwright best known for his Civil War-era novels Sassafras and Gambler's Nephew.
He attended Ohio State University and obtained Bachelor's degrees in classics and English and a Master's degree in English.
He won a number of awards over the course of his career, including the 1967 Florence Roberts Head Award, a 1974 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Major Artist Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 1989.
He had three children with his wife Barbara, to whom he was married for over sixty years.
The award-winning poet william Stafford was an admirer of his work.