Paul Bowles Biography
(Writer, Music Composer)
Birthday: December 30, 1910 (Capricorn)
Born In: Jamaica, New York, United States
Paul Bowles was an American writer, music composer, poet, translator and novelist who produced a staggering body of work in a career that spanned over many decades. He was born in New York and had a comfortable childhood; however Bowles’ relationship with his father soured over time due to his father’s overbearing nature. He started reading at the age of three and by the following year, he had also started writing stories. When he was only 17 years old, he had his first break as a writer when a French magazine published one of his poems. In addition to writing, he was also drawn to music owing to the music collection that his father possessed and started learning music seriously. He studied at the University of Virginia but quit midway and moved to Paris in order to carry on his artistic pursuits. After a while he returned to New York and composed music for some of the best known names in the industry before going back to being a writer. He spent a large part of his life in Tangier, Morocco and wrote some of his best known novels while he was a resident in the African country.