William Styron, 81, the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, passed away today at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. According to his daughter, Alexandra, he died of pneumonia at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
He belonged to Virginia. He was obsessive about race, class and his own guilt that made him write novels like "Lie Down In Darkness" and "The Confessions of Nat Turner,"that won him the Pulitzer among protests.
His other books included "Sophie's Choice," an award-winning novel, "A Tidewater Morning," book of essays called "This Quiet Dust," and the best-selling memoir "Darkness Visible."