A documentary entitled With Love From Truman was made featuring Capote commenting on several of his novels, among other things.
Some of Capote's short works of fiction include "Miriam", "My Side Of The Matter", and "The Walls are Cold", among others.
His parents divorced when he was four years old, resulting in his move to Alabama to live with his mother's family.
Capote's parents divorced when he was four years old.
Truman Capote taught himself to read by first grade, and claimed that he wrote a book by the time he was nine.
A movie about Truman's research, called Capote, was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
He became an alchoholic in his final years, resulting in his death.
Capote hosted "Black & White ball", a ball in honor of the publisher, Katharine Graham.
Around 20 movies and TV movies have been produced based on Truman Capote's novels, screenplays, and stories.
Many of Capote's novels were made into movies, including In Cold Blood, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
There is a movie about Capote's childhood, called A Christmas Memory.
He was an inspiration for a character in Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird.
He wrote the book In Cold Blood based on a murder he read about in a newspaper.
Capote ended his formal education at age 17.
The short story he submitted to the magazine Mademoiselle won the O. Henry award for best first-published story.
Truman Capote was rather short, as his height was 5'3".
Capote: (On his technique in writing short stories) Since each story presents its own technical problems, obviously one can't generalize about them on a two-times-two-equals-four basis. Finding the right form for your story is simply to realize the most natural way of telling it. The test of whether or not a writer has divined the natural shape of his story is just this: After reading it, can you imagine it differently, or does it silence your imagination and seem to you absolute and final? As an orange is final. As an orange is something nature has made just right.
Capote: (On his novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's") I think I've had two careers. One was the career of precocity, the young person who published a series of books that were really quite remarkable. I can even read them now and evaluate them favorably, as though they were the work of a stranger... My second career began, I guess it really began with Breakfast at Tiffany's. It involves a different point of view, a different prose style to some degree. Actually, the prose style is an evolvement from one to the other–-a pruning and thinning-out to a more subdued, clearer prose. I don't find it as evocative, in many respects, as the other, or even as original, but it is more difficult to do. But I'm nowhere near reaching what I want to do, where I want to go. Presumably this new book is as close as I'm going to get, at least stylistically.