Truman Capote (born Truman Persons) was a 20th century American fiction writer who pioneered the true crime novel with In Cold Blood, and left as much an impression on the world of celebrities as he did on literature. He enjoyed an early success with the publication of his short story “Miriam”, followed by the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms, many more short stories, and later hits like the novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (which was adapted into the famous Audrey Hepburn film). In his final years he was known primarily for speaking on talk shows.
Capote was openly gay, and included homosexual themes in some of his works. Following his death in 1984 his partner of over thirty years was interviewed for publications such as People, and identified as his lover.