Meet writers who bring Southern culture and history alive through fiction and nonfiction.

Walter Edgar | S.C. Hall of Fame
Walter Edgar | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Dr. Walter B. Edgar was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1943. He received his undergraduate education from Davidson College in 1965 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina...
Robert Bass | S.C. Hall of Fame
Robert Bass | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Dr. Robert Duncan Bass (1904-1983) was born in Scranton, South Carolina (Florence County). He received degrees from the University of South Carolina and became one of the nation's leading scholars of...
Mary Simms Oliphant | S.C. Hall of Fame
Mary Simms Oliphant | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public...
Elizabeth Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame
Elizabeth Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Elizabeth Boatwright Coker (1909-1993) was the author of nine historical romance novels. Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she was married to South Carolina industrialist James Lide Coker, III. She...