Monday, May 20, 2013

Author Bio: Charles Frazier

This week, we're reading Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. 

Not a lot is known about him.  He was born and raised in North Carolina and hasn't done a whole lot when it comes to writing.  Cold Mountain was his first, and most successful, novel of the three that he has written (the other two are Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.)

Cold Mountain was actually based on stories that he was told as a kid. It has been compared to Homer's Odyssey, but... set in the American Civil War, alternating chapter-by-chapter between Inman's and Ada's points of view. While it is a LARGELY fictional novel, there was a real Inman that was in the Confederate army.  He was a relation of Frazier's. 

Frazier was an English professor before he wrote Cold Mountain.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina.  Currently, he's living in North Carolina with his wife and his daughter.

No blog, but he does have a Facebook site that looks like it's kept up pretty regularly.

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