Capote, Truman: 1924 - 1984

Information about Truman Capote


  • Full name: Truman Streckfus Persons
  • Even as a child, Capote wanted to become famous. He moved with his mother to New York City and applied to the prestigious Trinity School. He was given an IQ test as an entrance exam, and he scored 215, the highest in the school's history. Capote said, "I was having 50 perceptions a minute to everyone else's five. I always felt nobody was going to understand me, going to understand what I felt about things. I guess that's why I started writing."
    from The Writer's Almanac