Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret Mitchell (1900 – 1949) was an American author and journalist. As a former newspaper reporter, she began Gone with the Wind in 1926. Only two people—the author and her husband—saw the manuscript before it reached the publisher. Gone with the Wind was awarded the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, and is one of the most bestselling novels of all time.
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