Clyde Edgerton

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Birthday
20, 1944
Birthplace
North Carolina
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
North Carolina

About

An American writer of humorous, Southern culture-flavored novels with small-town settings, he is particularly known for works such as Walking Across Egypt (1987) and Killer Diller (1991). His other books include Redeye (1995) and The Bible Salesman (2008).

Before Fame

He studied English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later, he served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

Trivia

Eudora Welty inspired him to become a writer.

Family Life

He was the only child of Truma and Ernest Edgerton. He grew up in the small town of Bethesda, North Carolina.

Associated With

His 1991 novel, Killer Diller, was made into a feature film starring Lucas Black.