A reproduction of the first page of Truman Capote’ Christmas Vacation. The 27-page original holograph manuscript is reproduced in full, with a transcription, in Conjunctions:31.
Truman Capote (1924–1984) established himself as one of America’s foremost writers with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms. Among his other works are A Tree of Night, The Grass Harp, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Christmas Memory and perhaps his most famous book, In Cold Blood. Capote’s unfinished novel, Answered Prayers, was published posthumously in 1987.
Bradford Morrow is the founding editor of Conjunctions. He is the author of ten books of fiction, including Trinity Fields, Giovanni’s Gift, The Forgers, and The Prague Sonata. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction, an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing a literary journal. A Bard Center Fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.