William Goyen’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 24, 1915

Death Date

August 30, 1983

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Los Angeles, California, United States



The novelist William Goyen died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and poet, he is best known for The House of Breath, A Book of Jesus, and Arcadio.

He studied comparative literature at Rice University. He served in the South Pacific during World War II.

His work contains themes of isolation, loneliness, home and family, time, memory, and spirituality.

He was born in Texas. He married actress Doris Roberts (of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ fame) in 1963.

His writing style has been compared to that of Virginia Woolf.