Franklin Burroughs (author)

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Franklin Burroughs is an American author of nonfiction.


Burroughs holds a B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

He is the Harrison King McCann Research Professor of the English Language Emeritus at Bowdoin College. He retired from teaching in 2002. He writes primarily about the people and natural environments in and around Conway, South Carolina where he was raised, and Bowdoinham, Maine, where he has lived his adult life.



  • Horry and the Waccamaw
  • Billy Watson's Crocker Sack
  • Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay