Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the south, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. Following his spell with the New Yorker, Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient. He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin. Truman Capote died in August 1984.

Book List in Order: 17 titles

  • The early fiction of one of the nation’s most celebrated writers, Truman Capote, as he takes his first bold steps into the canon of American literature Recently rediscovered in the archives of the New York Public Library, these short stories pro...


  • Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text. The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly ...


  • Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, "The Grass Harp" tells the story of three endearing misfits -- an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies -- who one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a c...


  • Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisi...


  • A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story. Ranging from the gothic South to the chic East Coas...


  • Immortalised in the film starring Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote's classic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is full of sharp wit. Its exuberant cast of characters vividly captures the restless, slightly madcap era of early 1940s New York....


  • Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing  the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louch...


  • Divided into six parts, this volume contains twelve short stories, two novellas, thirteen travel sketches, reportage, celebrity profiles, seventeen essays, and several pieces previously unpublished in book form...


  • Until he was 10 years old, Truman Capote lived with distant relatives. This book is an autobiographical story of those years and especially about his relationship with one of his cousins, Miss Sook Faulk....







  • 'Everything is displayed in this book: insights and recollections of the famous and the obscure; old jokes and fresh wit... These stories and vignettes will endure.' - New Republic.In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real ...


  • Illustrated in full color. Another masterpiece by the great American writer Truman Capote is brought to an audience of all ages. Buddy and his closest friend, his eccentric, elderly cousin, Miss Sook - the memorable characters from Capote's A Christm...


  • On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no cl...


  • In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany''s; her poig...


  • Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfitsan orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladieswho one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tre...



  • When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But once he gets there, everyone is curiously evasive when Joel asks to see his father. Truman Capote's first novel, Other Voi...