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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Ann Pancake

Ann Pancake


(p.563) Ann Pancake
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Novelist, short story writer, and essayist Ann Pancake was born in Richmond, Virginia. Her upbringing in Romney and Summerville, West Virginia—an area sometimes referred to as “the heart of coal country”—lies at the heart of her fiction. But that experience is also filtered through her education at West Virginia University (BA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA), and the University of Washington (PhD), as well as her experience teaching English in American Samoa, Japan, and Thailand. Her fiction examines class, Appalachian otherness, environmental and social justice, and ecology....

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