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Browse A-Z Authors: Hn-Hs

Hoagland, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hoagland

  • Name(s)
    • Elizabeth Hoagland
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married John Hoagland, three sons
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer 
    • Blogger

Holbrook, Chris

Chris Holbrook

Photo: Goodreads

  • Name(s)
    • Chris Holbrook
  • Date of Birth
    • 1961
  • Residence(s)
    • Soft Shell, Knott County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., Iowa's Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa, 1986
    • B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1983
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Al Smith Fellowship in Creative Writing, Kentucky Arts Council, 1988, 1998, 2006
    • Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature for Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia, 1996
    • First Place, Louisville Magazine, 1995, 1997
    • First Place, Now and Then magazine, 1994
  • Employment
    • Associate Professor of English, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • Teacher, Alice Lloyd College
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

hooks, bell

Bell Hooks

  • Name(s)
    • Pseudonym: bell hooks
    • Gloria Jean Watkins
  • Date of Birth
    • September 25, 1952
    • Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky
    • Santa Cruz, California
    • New Haven, Connecticut
    • Oberlin, Ohio
  • Education
    • Ph. D. in Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983
    • M. A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
    • B. A. in English, Stanford University, 1973
    • Hopkinsville High School, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2018
    • Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Best Poetry Award for Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place, 2012
    • Nominee for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, 2002
    • The Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year Award for Homemade Love, 2002
    • NAACP Image Award for Happy to Be Nappy, 2001
    • Received the Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, 1994
    • Ain't I a Woman? named "ne of the twenty most influential books published in 20 years by Publishers Weekly, 1992
    • American Book Award/Before Columbus Foundation Award for Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics, 1991
  • Employment
    • Distinguished Professor in Residence, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 2004-
    • Distinguished Lecturer of English Literature, City College of New York, c.1995-c.2004
    • Associate Professor of Women's Studies and American Literature, Oberlin College, 1988-c.1995
    • Professor of African-American Studies and English, Yale University, 1985-c.1988
    • Taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz
    • Taught at San Francisco State University
    • English professor and senior lecturer in Ethnic Studies, University of Southern California, 1976-c.1980
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Professor
    • Activist
    • Feminist

Hopkins, Bruce

Bruce Hopkins

Photo: Charlene Hopkins, Bright Wings to Fly-cover

  • Name(s)
    • Bruce Hopkins
  • Date of Birth
    • September 3, 1946
    • Pike County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 30, 2016
    • Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky
    • Buried at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Grassy Freewill Baptist Church
  • Employment
    • Director of Risk Management, Pike County Board of Education, Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Administrator
    • Writer

Host, Jim

  • Name(s)
    • Jim Host
    • W. James Host
  • Date of Birth
    • November 23, 1937
    • Kane, Pennsylvania
  • Residence(s)
    • Kane, Pennyslvania
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
    • B.A. in Radio Arts, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1961
  • Life Events
    • Chairman for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), 2006-2009
    • Chairman, Louisville Arena Authority, Inc., 2005-2012
    • First Executive Director of Rupp Arena
    • Founded Host Communications, 1971, retired, 2003
      • Acquired NCAA rights, 1975
      • Introduced the NCAA Corporate Program, 1983
      • Created the NCAA Football logo, 1998
    • Founding Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, 1969
    • Serves on the National Advisory Board of the College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky
    • Married Patricia (Quantrell) Host, 2 children
  • Awards and Recognitions (selected)
  • Employment
    • Secretary of Commerce for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2003-2005
    • Founded Host Communications (initially Jim Host and Associates), 1971, retired, 2003
    • Cabinet officer for Governor Louie Nunn, 1967-
      • Commissioner of Parks
      • Commissioner of Public Information and Tourism
    • Created and worked on the Kentucky Central UK Network, 1959-1960
    • Professional Baseball player, Chicago White Sox, 1959
    • Sports radio host, University of Kentucky Student Station, WBKY, 1957-1959
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Businessman
    • Sports broadcaster
    • Journalist
    • Writer

House, Silas

Silas House

Photo: Berea College

  • Name(s)
    • Silas House
    • Silas D. House
    • Silas Dwane House
  • Date of Birth
    • August 7, 1971
    • Corbin, Whitley and Knox Counties, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Corbin, Whitley and Knox Counties, Kentucky
    • Lily, Laurel County, Kentucky
    • Leslie County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2014
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2003
    • B.A. in English, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1993
    • A.A., Sue Bennett College, London, Kentucky, 1991
  • Life Events
    • Hosts the podcast, "On the Porch with Silas House"
    • Serves as the NEH Chair at Berea College
    • Member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers
    • Married to writer and editor Jason Kyle Howard, two children
  • Awards and Recognitions (selected)
    • Judy Gaines Young Book Award for Excellence in Appalachian Writing in the Last Five Years, 2019
    • Weatherford Award for Best Novel for Southernmost, 2018
    • Judy Gaines Young Award, Transylvania University, for Southernmost, 2018
    • Short-listed for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction for Southernmost, 2018
    • Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for Southernmost, 2018
    • Inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers, 2017
    • Caritas Medal for commitment to social justice, 2015
    • Parent's Choice Award for Same Sun Here, 2012
    • Same Sun Here name #1 Most Recommended Book in the Nation, Independent Booksellers, 2012
    • Nautilus Award for Same Sun Here
    • South Asian Book Association Honor Book for Same Sun Here
    • Appalachian Writer of the Year, Shepherd University, 2010
    • First Annual Storylines Prize for Book for Use in ESL and Literacy Programs of New York City, for Eli the Good, 2009
    • E. B. White Award from the American Booksellers Association for Eli the Good
    • Appalachian Writer' Association Book of the Year Award for The Coal Tattoo, 2004
    • Kentucky Novel of the Year Award for The Coal Tattoo, 2004
    • Finalist, Southern Book Critics' Circle Prize for The Coal Tattoo, 2004
    • Award for Special Achievement, Fellowship of Southern Writers, for A Parchment of Leaves, 2003
    • Chaffin Award for Literature for A Parchment of Leaves, 2003
    • Kentucky Novel of the Year Award for A Parchment of Leaves, 2003
    • Finalist, Southern Booksellers' Association Fiction Award for Clay's Quilt, 2001
    • Finalist, Appalachian Writers' Association Book of the Year Award for Clay's Quilt, 2001
    • Named one of the 10 emerging southern talents by Millennial Gathering of Writers, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • Employment
    • Faculty, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2005-
    • Assistant Professor of Appalachian Studies, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
      • Interim director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, 2011-2012
      • National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies, 2010-
    • Writer in Residence
      • Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, 2005-2010
      • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2004-2005
    • Contributor
      • No Depression magazine
      • Press-kit writer for Nashville's music businesses
      • NPR's All Things Considered
      • The New York Times
      • The Atlantic
      • Time Magazine
      • The Advocate
      • Ecotone
      • Newsday
      • Garden and Sun
      • Oxford American
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Journalist
    • Environmental activist
    • Columnist
    • Teacher
    • Playwright

Howard, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann Howard

  • Name(s)
    • Barbara Ann Sturgill Howard
    • Barbara Ann Howard
  • Date of Birth
    • September 27, 1977
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky
    • David, Floyd County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Johnson Central High School, 1995
    • Morehead State University
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s)
    • Writer

Howard, Sherry

Sherry Howard

  • Name(s)
    • Sherry Howard
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Middletown, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Iowa University
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • An official Kentucky Colonel, honored for work with exceptional children
  • Employment
    • Principle, Middle School
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Consultant

Howell, Rebecca Gayle

  • Name(s)
    • Rebecca Gayle Howell
  • Date of Birth
    • August 10, 1975
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • M.F.A., Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 2010
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2002
    • B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • United States Artists Fellow, 2019
    • The Sexton Prize for American Purgatory, 2016
    • Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, 2016
    • Pushcart Prize, 2014
    • Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2012, 2014
    • First Book Prize from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center for Render / An Apocalypse, 2012
    • Render / An Apocalypse a Finalist for ForeWord's Book of the Year
    • Best Translated Book Award Finalist for Hagar Before the Occupation / Hagar After the Occupation, 2012
  • Employment
    • Senior Lecturer, Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2019-present
    • Poetry Editor, The Oxford American, 2014-present
    • James Baker Still Writer-in-Residence, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 2017-2019
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Poet
    • Translator
    • Documentarian