Writer. Born– March 21, 1925, Nashville, Tenn. Parents– Madison Percy and Mary Temple (Webber) Jones. Married– Shailah McEvilley, February 5, 1951. Children– Five. Education– Vanderbilt University, A.B., 1949; A.M., 1951; University of Florida, post-graduate study, 1951-1953. U.S. Army, 1945-1946; taught Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, 1953-1954; University of Tennessee, 1954-1956; Auburn University, 1956-87.  Wrote short stories, essays, and reviews published in anthologies and periodicals. Sewanee Review fellow, 1954-1955; Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1968; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1973. Member; Board of Directors, Alabama Council on the Arts and Humanities; South Atlantic Modern Language Association; Fellowship of Southern Writers; Alabama Writers’ Forum.  Professor emeritus, Auburn University, 1987. Michael Shaara Award for Civil War Fiction, U. S. Civil War Center, 1998. T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing, Ingersoll Foundation, 1998. Harper Lee Award for Alabama Distinguished writer, Alabama Writer’s Symposium, 1999. Died July 9, 2012.


Who’s Who in America, 1980; Writers Directory, 1980; Contemporary Authors online.


A Buried Land. New York; Viking, 1963.

A Cry of Absence. New York; Crown, 1971.

An Exile. New York; Viking, 1967. (Also published as I Walk the Line)

Forest of the Night. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1960.

Herod’s Wife:  A Novel.  Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 2003.

History of the Tennessee State Dental Association. Nashville; Tennessee Dental Association, 1958.

The Innocent. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1957.

Last Things. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

Nashville, 1864: The Dying of the Light: A novel.  Nashville: J.S. Sanders, 1997.

Passage Through Gehenna. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

Season of the Strangler. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1982.

To the Winds; A Novel.  Atlanta; Longstreet Press, 1996.


Collections of manuscripts of Madison Jones are held by the libraries at Auburn University and Emory University.