Who was Truman Capote and Where did Truman Capote come from?

The last name of American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984) is Spanish.

Of Spanish American descent, he was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He became well known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and his “nonfiction novel” In Cold Blood (1966), an account of the real-life mass murder of a rural Kansas family.

Celebrated in literary circles, the short, witty writer was known for being open about his homosexuality at a time when few people were.