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Conference on Southern Literature - April 24-26, 2003

Southern Legends from Eudora to Elvis
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— recipient of the 2003 Fellowship of Southern Writer's New Writing Award for Fiction—is a poet and fiction writer who was raised in Abermarle County, Virginia. Ashcom is author of Lost Hound, a collection of short stories and poems about his experiences as a huntsman and farmer, and Winter Run, a novel. He received both his B.A. and M.A.T. in English from Brown University, and has taught school, bred and raised thoroughbred horses, and served as Master of Hounds and Huntsmen to the Tryon Hounds in Tryon, North Carolina. He and his wife, Susan, now live on a 117-acre horse and cattle farm near Warrenton, Virginia.

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