Stephen March

Stephen March is a novelist, short story writer, and songwriter whose work is set in the American South. His published books include Armadillo, a novella; Love to the Spirits, a short story collection; Catbird, a novel; and Strangers in the Land of Egypt, a novel published in May, 2009 by Permanent Press (New York). Armadillo won the Texas Review Press Prize in the Novella. Love to the Spirits won the Independent Publisher Award for Short Fiction 2005, and Catbird was chosen as a Book Sense Notable by the American Booksellers Association.

March's short stories have been widely published in literary magazines, including New Orleans Review, Carolina Quarterly, Rio Grand Review, Tampa Review, Seattle Review, and Appalachian Heritage, among others. He was a graduate of the University of Chapel Hill, and UNC-Greensoboro.

Since 1987 he had taught courses in writing and literature at Elizabeth City State University, where he was a professor of English. March had released a CD of his songs, Blue Moon Diner. He also wrote a weekly column for the Elizabeth City Daily Advance. March passed away in 2014.

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