Bailey White Biography
Bailey White was born in 1950 in Thomasville, Georgia. She graduated from Florida State University in 1973. She is a retired teacher, now devoting her time to writing and gardening. Formerly a regular commentator on NPR, White now limits her radio contributions to Thanksgiving Day stories that she reads in what has become an NPR holiday tradition. Her audio commentaries remain available through recorded media, however, and her audience continues to grow as admiration for her work remains constant and her writing makes its way into other languages and other venues. Her book Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living was honored in 1997 by the Fellowship of Southern Writers as the best nonfiction work that year. In 2005 Mama was adapted to the stage by the Stone Mountain (Ga.) ART Station Theater and was named by the Georgia Center for the Book to the centers Top 25 Reading List of Georgia literature. As of 2008 all of Whites books had been translated into foreign editions (German and Japanese). Readers interested in Bailey Whites stories may also be interested in the memoirs of her brother, Robb White IV, How to Build a Tin Canoe.
This biography was last updated on 03/31/2009.
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