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Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was welcomed into a well-to-do family where her father was a lawyer. Before her father, her grandfather made a fortune selling lumber for the rebuilding of Atlanta.
Margaret Mitchell is best known for her epic novel Gone with the Wind, which was published in 1936. The novel won the National Book Award for most distinguished novel of that year. A year later the book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This was the only novel that Mitchell would ever see in print. After her lifetime several collections of short stories and a novella from her teenage years were put into print.
Mitchell attended Atlanta’s Washington Seminary, a private school for girls. After seminary school, Mitchell’s mother wanted only the best education for her daughter, feeling that the best way to survive was to get by on your intellect. Therefore, Mitchell’s mother decided that she should go to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
After college Mitchell was able to secure a job at the Atlanta Journal. She knew nothing of journalism, but had the great will to write, and that’s what she did. Her first article in the Atlanta Journal was "Atlanta Girl Sees Italian Revolution" on December 31, 1922. While on staff there she wrote on a variety of topics, including interviews with actors, fashion, mummies, and Confederate generals.
Mitchell died on August 11, 1949, after being hit by a drunk driver. She was crossing Peachtree Street with her husband. They were going out to see a movie.