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North Carolina Novelist Clyde Edgerton to Speak and Perform at Belk Distinguished Lecture July 12

June 28, 2012. Acclaimed Southern novelist Clyde Edgerton will tell humorous stories and perform music associated with his novels Thursday, July 12, at 3:30 p.m. in the Grandfather Mountain Ballroom in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

Edgerton’s books include the bestsellers “Raney,” “Walking Across Egypt” and “Lunch at the Piccadilly.” 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.

He has been honored with numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, honorary doctorates from UNC Asheville and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and the prestigious North Carolina Award for Literature. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is currently a professor of creative writing at UNC Wilmington.

Edgerton will sign books during a reception following the lecture. Books will be available for purchase.

His presentation is the 13th in a series of Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lectures sponsored by the University Library and is an event of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Irwin and Carol Belk of Charlotte have provided funding for the series through the library’s Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professorship.

Previous speakers include regional writers Sharyn McCrumb and Ron Rash, noted playwright the late Romulus Linney and children’s author Gloria Houston.

Parking is available in the library deck on College Street. For more information call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.