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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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Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash


(p.630) Wiley Cash
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Wiley Cash grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina. He earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At Louisiana, he studied with Ernest Gaines, an influence on his thinking about the importance of place in fiction. Cash identifies early twentieth-century Appalachian author Thomas Wolfe and southern authors William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and Bobbie Ann Mason as other sources of his interest in place....

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