James Still

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Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Apr 28, 2001 (94)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1906
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Apr 28, 2001 (94)

About

Poet and fiction writer known for River of Earth, a novel set in a Kentucky coal mining town. His other works include The Wolfpen Poems, Chinaberry, and On Troublesome Creek.

Before Fame

He attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois. He published his first literary work, Hounds on the Mountain, in 1937.

Trivia

He worked for a time as a Bible salesman and a Texas cotton-picker.

Family Life

He and his nine siblings grew up on a farm in Alabama.

Associated With

He shared a Southern Author's Award with Thomas Wolfe.