The Friends of the Library welcomed
Clyde Edgerton as our featured speaker at the
Fall Dinner, October 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Clyde Edgerton talked about his new novel, The Night Train, an acclaimed story of the South, of race, and of the transforming potential of music.
Edgerton is the author of ten novels, a memoir, and numerous short stories, and essays. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and teaches creative writing at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife, Kristina, and their children.
Here’s what the Critics have said:
"So perfect is his control that each voice, like an individual bell in a handbell choir, rings true. Mr. Edgerton's gift is for dialect that places its speaker squarely--not only on a geographical map, but a psychological one." -- Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review
"Edgerton's books are suffused with perfect pitch, with the right tone, voice and tempo. These elements are present everywhere in his writing and help to make his work unforgettable." -- The Boston Globe
"Like all of Clyde Edgerton's work, The Night Train has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but what I love most about this novel is its hard-earned hopefulness that if music can change, perhaps hearts can as well." -- Ron Rash, author of Serena (PEN/Faulkner Award finalist)
Meredith College Archives in the library houses a special collection of Edgerton publications and related materials.
Click to learn more about the Edgerton Collection.
Share an evening of entertainment with your Meredith Friends!