Key West Literary Seminar
"SPIRIT OF PLACE"

January 17-20, 2002

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Panelist - Lee Smith

Lee Smith
Lee Smith

LEE SMITH graduated from Hollins College with a degree in English in 1967. She was a professor of English at North Carolina State University from 1989 until her retirement in 2000. She is the author of 10 novels and three collections of short stories. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Academy Award in Fiction from American Academy of Arts & Letters, 1999; Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, 1995 - 1997; Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction, 1991.

"Lee Smith makes you dizzy to smell freshly cut grass on a summer night. She lets you feel the bumps in the mountain road, and she plain drags you willingly, eagerly into the life and language of this Southern mountain town." Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Bibliography:
Sitting on the Courthouse Bench: An Oral History of Grundy, Virginia (editor) (Tryon Publishing Company of Chapel Hill, N.C.), 2000
News of the Spirit (short stories) (G.P. Putnam's Sons), 1997
The Christmas Letters (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill), 1996
Saving Grace (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1995
The Devil's Dream (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1992
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1990
Fair and Tender Ladies (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1988
Family Linen (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1985
Oral History (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1983
Cakewalk (short stories) (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1981
Black Mountain Breakdown (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1980
Fancy Strut (Harper & Row), 1973
Something in the Wind (Harper & Row), 1971
The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed (Harper & Row), 1968

Web Site:
www.BECA.ORG/FOTL/LEESMITH

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