Padgett Powell

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Padgett Powell
Born (1952-04-25) April 25, 1952 (age 62)
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Occupation novelist, short story writer
Nationality American
Period 1983–present
Notable works Edisto (1984)

Padgett Powell (born April 25, 1952)[1] is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.[2] Powell has written four more novels—including Edisto Revisited (1996), a sequel to his debut, Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000), The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? (2009), and You & Me (2012), his most recent—and two collections of short stories. In addition to The New Yorker, Powell's work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Grand Street, Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. Powell has been a writing professor at the University of Florida since 1984.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]



  • Edisto (1984)
  • A Woman Named Drown (1987)
  • Edisto Revisited (1996)
  • Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000)
  • The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? (2009)
  • You & Me (2012)

Story collections

  • Typical (1991)
  • Aliens of Affection (1998)


  1. ^ "The Writer's Almanac, Broadcast Date: Tuesday: April 25, 2000". American Public Radio. 2000-04-25. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Abstract: Padgett Powell, Fiction, "Edisto"". The New Yorker. 1983-11-14. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  3. ^ ""Padgett Powell" (faculty page)". University of Florida, Department of English. n.d. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Recipients of the Whiting Writers Award 2005–1985". Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Rome Fellowship in Literature". The American Academy of Arts and Letters. n.d. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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