Carolyn J. Brown

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Dr. Carolyn J. Brown is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. She attended Duke University and then the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for her Masterís and Ph.D. A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty was her first book. It was selected by the Mississippi Library Commission to represent the state of Mississippi at the National Book Festival in Washington DC in 2012, and won the Mississippi Library Associationís Award for Nonfiction in 2013. She published her second biography, Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker, in November 2014, which won a special award from the Mississippi Library Association for Juvenile Literature. Brown has published articles in many journals, including Notes on Mississippi Writers, College Language Journal, the Eudora Welty Review, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, and The Journal of Mississippi History. Her third book will be published in February 2017 and is entitled The Artistís Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark.

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Selected Works

The unexpected story of a painter who flourished then withdrew and a small town's discovery of a treasure
The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People"
A moving and inspirational biography of a great American writer

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