"An Anchor Press book."
424 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: p. -420.
He was an author who championed Appalachian literature. He wrote 11 novels including The Land Breakers, The Free Men, The Road, and The Widow's Trial. The Winter People and The Journey of August King were made into films. He received several awards including the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for North Carolina fiction, the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction. He also wrote six works of nonfiction. He died on March 24, 2018 at the age of 92.
(Bowker Author Biography)