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Browse A-Z Authors: Ea-Eg

Kentucky Authors: Ea-Eg

Edwards, Kim

  • Name(s)
    • Kim Edwards
  • Date of Birth
    • May 4, 1958
    • Killeen, Texas
  • Residence(s)
    • Killeen, Texas
    • Finger Lakes area, New York
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • MA in Linguistics, The University of Iowa, 1987
    • MFA in Fiction, The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1983
    • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1981
  • Life Events
    • Married Thomas Clayton, 1987, two daughters
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist, PEN/Hemingway Award for The Secrets of a Fire King
    • Whiting Writers' Award
    • Pushcart Prize
    • The National Magazine Award for short stories
    • The Nelson Algren Award for short stories
    • The Memory Keeper's Daughter named 2006 Book of the Year by USA Today
    • Barnes and Noble Discover Award for The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    • The Memory Keeper's Daughter spent 122 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list
    • Pennsylvania Arts Council Grant
    • Kentucky Arts Council Grant
    • Kentucky Foundation for Women Grant
    • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant
  • Employment
    • Professor of Writing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Professor

Edwards, Lynnell

  • Name(s)
    • Lynnell Edwards
  • Date of Birth
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky
    • Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 1993
    • M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.A. in English, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Founding member of Louisville Literary Arts, served as president 2008-2013
    • Served on the Kentucky Women Writers Conference Board of Directors, 2012-2017
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Al Smith Fellowship, 2007
  • Employment
    • Associate Program Director, School of Creative and Professional Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2019-present
    • Professor of English, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-present
    • Director, Writing Center, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2008-2009
    • Adjunct Professor of English, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 2006-2010
    • Professor of English, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, 1994-2005
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Educator
    • Writer
    • Poet

Egerton, John

John Egerton

  • Name(s)
    • John Egerton
    • John Walden Egerton
  • Date of Birth
    • June 14, 1935
    • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Date of Death
    • November 21, 2013
    • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Residence(s)
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Hometown: Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky
    • Tampa, Florida
    • Nashville, Tennessee, 1965-1971
    • Blacksburg, Virginia, 1977-1978
    • Austin, Texas
  • Employment
    • Senior Lecturer in American Studies, University of Texas in Austin, Texas, 1997
    • Senior Correspondent for The Tennessean, 1996
    • Wrote a food column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (among others), 1988-1989
    • Journalist-in-Residence at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977-1978
    • Contributing editor for Saturday Review of EducationRace Relations Reporter, and Southern Voices, 1972-1975
    • Begin freelance writing in 1971
    • Staff writer for Southern Education Report and Race Relations Reporter, Nashville, 1965-1971
    • Director of Public Information and Publications, University of South Florida, 1960-1965
    • Worked in Public Relations Department, University of Kentucky, 1958-1960
    • United States Army, 1954-1956
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer
    • Civil Rights Activist
    • Editor