Reynolds Price (AP Photo)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Reynolds Price, an award-winning author who served on the Duke University faculty for more than 50 years, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 77.
Duke spokesman Keith Lawrence said Price died Thursday after he had the heart attack last Sunday.
In 1962, Price earned the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel for his book, "A Long and Happy Life." He published numerous books after that, including the novel "Kate Vaiden," which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1986.
Price was a Rhodes Scholar. He took a teaching job at Duke in 1958 and remained on the faculty for 53 years.
At Price's request, there will be no public funeral. The school has not yet announced plans to honor Price.
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