When Agee was six his father was killed in an automobile accident. Agee 45 died in a taxi cab en route to a doctor's appointment two days before the anniversary of his father's death. At Phillips Exeter Agee was president of The Lantern Club and editor of the Monthly where his first short stories plays poetry and articles were publiJames Ageed.
His autobiographical novel A Death in the Family (1957) won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize. S.