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Fred Chappell


(Fred Davis Chappell)
USA flag (1936 - )

Fred Chappell is the author of a dozen books of verse, two story collections, and eight novels. A native of Canton in the mountains of western North Carolina, he has taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1964. He is the winner of, among other awards, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Aiken Taylor Prize, T. S. Eliot Prize, and Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Prize seven times over.
 
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Short stories
Duet (1975)
Linnaeus Forgets (1977)
Ladies from Lapland (1981)
Miss Prue (1981)
The Snow that Is Nothing in the Triangle (1981)
Barcarole (1984)
Weird Tales (1984)
After Revelation (1985)
Alma (1988)
The Adder (1989)
Ember (1990)
Free Hand (1990)
The Better Boy (1991)World Fantasy (nominee)
Mankind Journeys Through Forests of Symbols (1991)
The Somewhere Doors (1991)World Fantasy
The Lodger [short story] (1993)World Fantasy
The Flame (1995)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1992) : The Better Boy
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1992) : More Shapes Than One
World Fantasy Best Short Story winner (1992) : The Somewhere Doors
World Fantasy Best Short Story winner (1994) : The Lodger [short story]


Fred Chappell recommends
The Miss America Family
The Miss America Family (2002)
Julianna Baggott
"With her first two novels, Julianna Baggott has achieved a premier place among American writers."

The Year the Music Changed (2005)
Diane Thomas
"A must-read, fresh, surprising, full-hearted, joyful and sad.... If novels could sport bumper stickers, this one would read 'Love Me Tender'-and everyone would."

A Land More Kind Than Home (2012)
Wiley Cash
"I try to state the truth and dislike flinging superlatives about with mad abandon, but I have been so deeply impressed by this novel that only superlatives can convey the tenor of my thought: this is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read."


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