James Agee is one of those writers that for one reason or another I've never gotten around to reading. Maybe it's because his stuff hasn't been that readily available. Until now, that is. The Library Of America has released two nice volumes of his work: Volume 1: A Death in the Family and Shorter Fiction, and Volume 2: Film Writing and Selected Journalism. The Boston Phoenix has a review of both volumes.
A Death in the Family, his only novel, won the Pulitzer in 1957 (two years after Agee died), but you might know him best for the screenplays he wrote: The African Queen and Night of the Hunter. He also wrote the screenplay for The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky (a segment of the film Face to Face) and wrote several non-fiction pieces for Time, The Nation, Life, and other publications.