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Reynolds Price to Give Keynote Address
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The public is invited to attend the AEC Conference on Southern Literature keynote address by one of America's most distinguished writers. Reynolds Price will speak on Friday, April 1, at 6:30 PM in the Tivoli Theatre. Conference registration is not required; instead, the AEC is asking for a $10 donation. After the keynote address, the Fellowship of Southern Writers will honor George Garrett with the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement. A book signing and reception will immediately follow.

Published in 1957, Reynolds Price's first novel, A Long and Happy Life, won the William Faulkner price. In the first four decades since, Price has published several dozen titles in many different genres: fiction, poetry, drama, and several categories of nonfiction, including A Serious Way of Wondering, Three Gospels, and Roxanna Slade. Most recently, he has become a well-known commentator on the Scriptures and has published several titles in this field.  This focus on religion was inspired in part by a brush with death from a spinal tumor that left him partially paralyzed. His book about this experience, A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing, won him a whole new audience when it first appeared in 1994.

A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Price currently holds the James B. Duke Professorship of English at Duke University.


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