Jesse Hill Ford

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Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jun 1, 1996 (67)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jun 1, 1996 (67)

About

An American writer of Southern-themed fiction, he is best known for novels such as Mountains of Gilead and The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Trivia

He won the Atlantic Monthly prize for his short story, "The Surest Thing in Show Business."

Family Life

He married Lillian Pellitieri Chandler in 1975.

Associated With

He and August Derleth both received Guggenheim fellowships.