The novelist RV Cassill died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American writer, editor, and painter, he is known for such literary works as The Eagle on the Coin, Dormitory Women, and The Left Bank of Desire. An acclaimed author, he was the recipient of a Rockefeller Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an O. Henry Award.
He and his two siblings grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. With his wife, Karilyn Kay Adams, he had three children.