Pamela Duncan (novelist)

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Pamela Y. Duncan (born September 24, 1961) is an American novelist. Her novels include Moon Women (2001), Plant Life (2003) and The Big Beautiful (2007). Her awards include the Sir Walter Raleigh Prize, and in 2000 she was chosen as one of the Ten Best Emerging Writers in the South. She won an American Library Association award in 2007. Her work often focuses on the lives of working class Southerners.[1]

She was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and raised in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Shelby, North Carolina. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master's degree from North Carolina State University.[2] Duncan currently teaches creative writing at Western Carolina University.


Moon Women[edit]

  • "... a mesmerizing tale of family and love, revelation and forgiveness."[3]
  • "... delightfully captures the lives of four North Carolina women and their relationships with each other."[4]


  1. ^ "Event To Benefit Pillowtex Workers". WSCO-TV. July 23, 2004. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Duncan still trying on author's shoes". Daily News. April 8, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Moon Women". Daily news. April 14, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Graham author explores timeless mother-daughter union". News-Record. October 28, 2001. Retrieved May 28, 2011.