Rose Styron Returns to Paris A memorial service for Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Styron was held Friday in New York. He died late last year at the age of 81. The author of >Sophie's Choice lived in New York with his wife Rose. But the couple also spent a lot of time overseas, including Paris, where the Styrons lived in the 1950's. Rose Styron recently returned to the French capital for the first time without her husband and spoke about the experience.