Linguist, writer, teacher. Born– 1940, Bessemer. Education– Birmingham-Southern; University of Iowa Writers Workshop, M.A., Ph.D. Served in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian linguist; taught at Breadloaf School of English and Breadloaf Writers Conferences, George Mason University, University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico; Universidad Catalica in Lima, Peru, and at the University of Arizona. Published non-fiction articles in the New York Times, Mother Jones and Southern Exposure. Fulbright Lecturer in Peru.


Contemporary Literature in Birmingham.


Ararat. New York; Avon, 1982.

Bisbee ’17. New York; Pantheon Books, 1979.

Blood Tango. New York; Avon, 1984.

Cholo. New York; Avon, 1981.

A Drive With Ossie. Syracuse, N.Y.; Salt Mound Press, 1970.

The Fourth Codex. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

The Line. New York; Ballantine, 1986.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. New York; Ballantine, 1986.

The Nation Thief. New York; Pantheon Books, 1984.

The 16th of September Game. New York; Ballantine, 1985.


Leon Felipe; the Last Troubadour. Tucson, Ariz.; Bluemon Press, 1979.