Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer: Clyde Edgerton
Acclaimed Southern novelist Clyde Edgerton was raised in the community of Bethesda, near Durham, North Carolina. Edgerton has published ten novels, including Raney and Walking Across Egypt, and a memoir, Solo, My Adventures in the Air. His latest novel, The Night Train, was published in 2011. Three of his books have been made into movies and seven were adapted for the stage. A professor of creative writing in UNC-Wilmington’s MFA program, Edgerton has been honored with numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lyndhurst Prize, honorary doctorates from UNC Asheville and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the prestigious North Carolina Award for Literature. During his lecture, he will tell humorous stories and play music associated with his best-selling novels.