BROWN, MARY WARD, 1917-2013


Writer.  Born June 18, 1917, Hamburg, Ala.  Parents– Thomas Ira and Mary Hubbard Ward.  Married– Charles Kirtley Brown, June 18, 1939.  Children– one.  Education– Judson College, B.A., 1938.  Additional study in creative writing– University of Alabama, University of North Carolina.  Publicity director at Judson College, 1938-39; affiliated with the Office of Guidance and Counseling, Marion Military Institute.  Contributed short stories to periodicals and anthologies. Received the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award/PEN American Center Award, 1987; Alabama Library Association Fiction Award, 1987 and 2002; Lillian Smith Award, 1991; the Harper Lee Award from the Alabama Writers Forum, 2002; Hillsdale Fiction Prize from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.  Died May 14, 2013.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


Fanning the Flame: A Memoir.  University of Alabama Press, 2009.

It Wasn’t All Dancing, and Other Stories.  University of Alabama Press, 2002.

Tongues of Flame.  New York: Dutton, 1986.


Papers of Mary Ward Brown are held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.