Dori Sanders

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Dorinda 'Dori' Sanders (born c.1935,[1] York County, South Carolina) is an African-American novelist, food writer and farmer.[2] Her first novel, Clover (1990), was a bestseller, and won a 1990, Lilian Smith Book Award. She has also written a cookbook, Dori Sanders' Country Cooking, that mixes recipes and anecdotes.

The eighth of ten children, Sanders is a fourth generation farmer. She cultivates peaches and vegetables with her brother, on Sanders Peach Farm and Roadside Market, located in Filbert, South Carolina.[3][4] In the video created to celebrate her 2011 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance, Sanders tells how her father, a rural school teacher, purchased the land in approximately 1915 and began successfully cultivating peaches in the early 1920s.[5]


  • Clover: A Novel, 1990
  • Her Own Place: A Novel, 1993
  • Dori Sanders' country cooking: recipes and stories from the family farm stand, 1995


  1. ^ "Sanders, Dori 1935– – FREE Sanders, Dori 1935– information | Find Sanders, Dori 1935– research". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  2. ^ Golden, Susan L. (2006). "Sanders, Dori (1935?- )". In Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu. Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 768–9. ISBN 0-313-33197-9. 
  3. ^ "Sanders Peach Farm & Roadside Market". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  4. ^ "South Carolina's favorite fruit arrives early, stays late through summer". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Meet Dori Sanders". Southern Foodways Alliance. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 

External links[edit]

Author Website [1]