Shelby Hearon Biography
Shelby Hearon was born in 1931 in Marion, Kentucky, lived for many years in
Texas and New York, and now makes her home in Burlington, Vermont. She is the
author of fifteen novels, including Footprints, Life Estates, and Owning Jolene,
which won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award. She has
received an Ingram Merrill grant as well as fellowships for fiction from the
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and
she has twice won the Texas Institute of Letters fiction award. She has served
on the literature panels of both the Texas Commission on the Arts and the New
York State Council on the Arts. Married to physiologist William Halpern, she is
the mother of a grown daughter and son.
This biography was last updated on 12/04/2010.
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