Jane Bowles

Novelist + Playwright
Born Feb 22, 1917

Jane Bowles was an American writer and playwright.

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1917 Birth Born into a Jewish family in New York City on February 22, 1917 to Sydney Auer (father) and Claire Stajer (mother), Jane Bowles spent her childhood in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island. … Read More


1937 20 Years Old Bowles had a strange love life. In 1937, she met Paul Bowles and in following year (1938), they were married and went to a honeymoon in Central America. … Read More
1938 21 Years Old She married composer and writer Paul Bowles in 1938. … Read More
1943 26 Years Old In 1943 her novel Two Serious Ladies was published.


1947 30 Years Old The Bowleses lived in New York until 1947, when Paul moved to Tangier, Morocco; Jane followed him in 1948. … Read More
1953 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Jane Bowles wrote the play In The Summer House, which was performed on Broadway in 1953 to mixed reviews. … Read More


1973 56 Years Old …  Her health continued to decline, despite various treatments in England and the United States, until she had to be admitted to a clinic in Málaga, Spain, where she died in 1973.
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