Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is one of North Carolina’s most prolific writers.  His long list of credits includes fiction, short stories, poetry, and criticism.

He was born in Canton, a small town in western North Carolina.  He attended Duke University and was a beloved professor of English for 40 years at UNC-Greensboro.  He served as North Carolina’s Poet Laureate from 1997-2002.

Fred’s literary awards include the Prix de Meilleur des Livres Strangers, the Bollingen Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Fred’s latest works include A Shadow All of Light and Ancestors and Others:  New and Selected Stories.

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