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Author and Musician Clyde Edgerton to Perform at Washington and Lee University

— by on May 11th, 2016

Author Clyde Edgerton, the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a presentation at Washington and Lee University on May 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.

The event is titled “You are History Longer than Fact: Stories and Music from Southern Communities.” It is free and open to the public. Edgerton’s “Lunch at the Piccadilly” will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Edgerton is the author of 10 novels including “The Night Train” (2011) and “Lunch at the Piccadilly” (2003). He also wrote a book of advice, “Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers” and a memoir, “Solo: My Adventures in the Air” (2005).

“Raney” (1985), “Walking Across Egypt” (1987) and “Killer Diller” (1991) were made into movies and stage adaptations were made from seven novels. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books.

His short stories and essays have been published in New York Times Magazine, Best American Short Stories, Southern Review and Oxford American, among others.

Edgerton is also a musician who has performed with other musicians including Jim Watson, Mike Craver, Jack King and Matt Kendrick. Audio albums and CDs on which he has performed include most recently “The Bible Salesman,” music and story, with Mike Craver.

Edgerton’s awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, Lyndhurst Prize, the North Carolina Award for Literature, Honorary Doctorates from UNC-Asheville and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers.