Novelists

Novelists
Bathanti, Joseph
by Childs, T. Mike. Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet, author, and college professor. He has published four books of poetry, two novels, a book of short stories, and a nonfiction work on North Carolina's Visiting [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Brown, William Hill
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Hill Brown, novelist and poet, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Gawen Brown, a noted clockmaker, and Elizabeth Hill Adams Brown. At the age of twenty-three, Brown published a novel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
by Andrews, William L. Chesnutt, Charles Waddell by William L. Andrews, 1979 20 June 1858–15 Nov. 1932 Charles Waddell Chesnutt, writer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the first child of Andrew Jackson Chesnutt and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Jonathan Worth
by Eagles, Charles W. Jonathan Worth Daniels, editor and author, was born in Raleigh to Josephus and Addie Worth Bagley Daniels. Named for his maternal grandfather, Jonathan Worth, who was governor of North Carolina, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dargan, Olive Tilford
by Johnson, E. D. Olive Tilford Dargan, writer, was born at Tilford Springs in Grayson County, Ky., the daughter of Elisha Francis and Rebecca Day Tilford. About 1879 her schoolteacher father moved the family to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Thomas, Jr.
by Williamson, Joel. Thomas Dixon, Jr., minister, writer, lecturer, lawyer, playwright, producer, director, actor, legislator, and clerk of the federal court for the eastern district of North Carolina, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis
by Walser, Richard. Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis by Richard Walser, 1986 20 Oct. 1879–30 May 1969 (Minna) Inglis Fletcher, novelist, was born in Alton, Ill., of English ancestry, the daughter of Maurice William and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Frazier, Charles
by Childs, T. Mike. Frazier's childhood was spent in the small western North Carolina towns of Andrews and Franklin, but it was the mountain near his grandparents, Cold Mountain in Pisgah National Forest, that gave him [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Gibbons, Kaye
by Childs, T. Mike. Gibbons was born Bertha Kaye Batts in Nash county, N.C. on May 5, 1960. She had a poor and troubled childhood from which she has drawn liberally to create her novels. She grew up in a tin-roofed [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Harris, Bernice (Christiana) Kelly
by Walser, Richard. Bernice (Christiana) Kelly Harris, writer, was born in eastern Wake County. Both of her parents, William Haywood and Rosa Poole Kelly, came from a long line of sturdy, independent farmers. She had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hentz, Caroline Lee Whiting
by Kelley, Mary. Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz, novelist, was born in Lancaster, Mass. Her father, John Whiting, who served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, was descended from Samuel Whiting who came to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, Sidney Clopton
by Powell, William S. Lanier, Sidney Clopton by William S. Powell, 1991 3 Feb. 1842–7 Sept. 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, poet, musician, novelist, and author of books for boys, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKenna, Richard Milton
by Owen, Guy. Richard Milton McKenna, novelist and free-lance writer, was born in Mountain Home, Idaho, the oldest of four sons of Milton Lewis and Lucy Ertz McKenna. After graduating from high school and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John Wheeler
by Moore, James Elliott. John Wheeler Moore, historian, was born at Mulberry Grove, his father's plantation in Hertford County, the oldest child of Dr. Godwin Cotton and Julia M. Wheeler Moore. The Cottons and the Moores had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Guy
by Walser, Richard. Guy Owen, teacher and writer, was born of Welsh and English ancestry in the Elkton community near Clarkton (called "Clayton" in his fiction) in Bladen County ("Cape Fear County"), the oldest of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, John Alfred
by Powell, William S. John Alfred Pollock, physician, legislator, and novelist, was born at Stones Bay, Onslow County, of Scottish descent, the son of W. A. J. Pollock, also a physician, and his wife, Olive Branch [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Bettie Freshwater
by Jennette, B. Culpepper Jr. Bettie Freshwater Pool, teacher, writer, and novelist, was born on the Pool plantation in Pasquotank County, one of nine children of George Decatur and Elizabeth Fletcher Pool. Her father was a local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sandburg, Carl August
by Gohdes, Clarence. Carl August Sandburg, poet, journalist, biographer, and folk song recitalist, was a national celebrity long identified with the Midwest when he moved to North Carolina in 1945 after purchasing the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sims, Marian
by Walser, Richard. Marian Sims, writer, was born in Dalton, Ga., the daughter of Julian and Grace Gardner McCamy. She was educated in the Dalton public schools and was graduated in 1920 from Agnes Scott College with a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Betty
by Glover, Erma Williams. Betty Smith, playwright and novelist, born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., was apparently named Elizabeth Lillian Wehner, though some say "Sophie." She used "Elizabeth Lillian" from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tourgée, Albion Winegar
by Olsen, Otto H. Tourgée, Albion Winegar by Otto H. Olsen, 1996 2 May 1838–21 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vaughan, Frank
by Jennette, B. Culpepper, Jr. Frank Vaughan, lawyer, novelist, and inventor, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Thomas and Claudia Hamilton Elligood Vaughan. His mother was from Virginia, and the Reverend Maurice Vaughan of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, Mena
by Webb, Mena F. Writer Wilhelmena Katherine Fuller "Mena" Webb was born on April 26th, 1915 in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4th child and 2nd daughter of Ralph Bell Fuller and Caro Bacon Fuller. When she was 6 weeks old, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Wellman, Manly Wade
by Powell, William S. Manly Wade Wellman, writer, was born in Angola, West Africa, the son of Frederick Creighton, a medical officer, and Lydia Jeanette Isely Wellman. In 1926 he was graduated from Wichita Municipal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell
by Walser, Richard. Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell By Richard Walser, 1996 24 Aug. 1824–14 Feb. 1896 Sarah Johnson Cogswell Whittlesey, writer, was born in Williamston, the oldest child of Luman and Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiley, Calvin Henderson
by Parramore, Barbara M. Calvin Henderson Wiley, writer and North Carolina's first superintendent of common schools, was born in the Alamance section of Guilford County, the son of David L. and Anne Woodburn Wiley. Of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wolfe, Thomas Clayton
by Holman, C. Hugh. Thomas Clayton Wolfe, novelist and short story writer, was born in Asheville, the eighth child of William Oliver, a stonecutter from Pennsylvania, and Julia Elizabeth Westall Wolfe, a native North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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