Pfeiffer University News
Friends of the Library Welcomes Appalachian Author Sharyn McCrumb on March 20
- Published on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 ( 1:25 pm )
Friends of the Library, a group that supports the programs and activities of the Pfeiffer University Library, welcomes author Sharyn McCrumb for its annual spring luncheon, Tues., March 20, 11 a.m., Stokes Student Center Community Room on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus.
Ms. McCrumb, an accomplished writer of fiction and nonfiction best known for her series of award-winning â€œBalladâ€ novels set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, is the recipient of the Perry F. Kendig Award for Achievement in Literary Arts (2011) from the Blue Ridge Arts Council of Southwest Virginia, Virginia Woman of History Award (2008) by the Library of Virginia, Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award (2006), Book of the Year Award (2006) from the Appalachian Writers Association, among many other awards.
Her novels include New York Times best sellers She Walks These Hills and The Rosewood Casket, whose themes deal with the vanishing wilderness; The Ballad of Frankie Starr, the story of the first woman hanged for murder in North Carolina; The Songcatcher, a genealogy in music; and Ghost Riders, an account of the Civil War in the Appalachians. The Devil Amongst Lawyers examines the media stereotyping of rural areas; and her most recent novel, The Ballad of Tom Dooley, brings to light new evidence in the true story behind all mountain ballads.