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Sharyn McCrumb

Author's Bio

Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Frankie Silver and She Walks These Hills, and for St. Dale, winner of a Library of Virginia Award and featured at the National Festival of the Book. Her current novel, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (Thomas Dunne, 2010), deals with the regional stereotyping of rural areas by national journalists. The Ballad of Tom Dooley, (Thomas Dunne, 2011), to be published in September, tells the true story behind the celebrated folk song. In 2008 Sharyn McCrumb was named a Virginia Woman of History for Achievement in Literature.

Publications and Prizes

The Ballad of Tom Dooley (Thomas Dunne Books, 2013), The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010), Once Around the Track (Kensington Publications, 2007), St. Dale (Kensington Publications, 2005), Ghost Riders (Dutton, 2003), The Songcatcher (Dutton, 2001), The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Dutton, 1998), The Rosewood Casket (Dutton, 1996), She Walks These Hills (Scribner, 1994), Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Scribner, 1992), If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (Scribner, 1990)
Appalachian Heritage
*Virginia Woman of History Citation - The Library of Virginia- 2008 *Perry F. Kendig Award for Literary Achievement -2011 Blue Ridge Arts Council, VA *Wilma Dykeman Award- East Tennessee Historical Society - 2003 *Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature Award- AWA 1997- *Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award- St. Dale- 2006

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Listing last updated: June 10, 2011

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Fiction Writer
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Scotch-Irish American
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Born in:
Wilmington, NC
Raised in:
Irene Goodman

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