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2007

Authors in April Welcomes Clyde Edgerton

April 03, 2007

The Pioneer Heritage Center welcomes Author Clyde Edgerton for the 16th Annual Authors in April on Saturday, April 14, 2007. The luncheon will be held at noon at the Shreveport Country Club. Tickets are $40, which includes lunch.

Clyde Edgerton was born May 20, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is married to Kristina Jones and has two children, Catherine and Nathan.

  

Edgerton is the author of eight novels: Raney, Walking Across Egypt, The Floatplane Notebooks, Killer Diller, In Memory of Junior, Redeye, Where Trouble Sleeps, and Lunch at the Piccadilly. His first non-fiction book is a memoir of his flying years called Solo: My Adventures in the Air. The critical reception to his work led to his receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lyndhurst Fellowship, the North Carolina Award for Literature, a Distinguished Alumni Award from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Education Department, and five notable book awards from The New York Times. Because of his ability to bring his literature to life in readings, he continues to be very much in demand as a speaker and reader of his own fiction.

 

During his undergraduate years, Edgerton was a student in the Air Force ROTC program, where he learned to fly a small plane. Upon graduation in 1966, he received a commission and entered the U. S. Air Force. For the next five years he served on active duty as a fighter pilot based in the United States, Korea, Japan, and Thailand before returning to obtain his Master’s degree and Ph.D. For information or to make a reservation, call Marty Young, director of the Pioneer Heritage Center, at 318-797-5339.