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Doris Betts

AKA Doris June Waugh

Born: 4-Jun-1932
Birthplace: Statesville, NC
Died: 21-Apr-2012
Location of death: Pittsboro, NC
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Souls Raised from the Dead

Father: William Elmore Waugh
Mother: Mary Ellen
Husband: Lowry Betts (judge, two sons)
Son: David Lowry Betts
Son: Erskine Moore Betts

    High School: Statesville High School, Statesville, NC (1950)
    University: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Professor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Fellowship of Southern Writers
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1958
    Southern Book Award 1995 for Souls Raised from the Dead

Author of books:
The Gentle Insurrection (1954, short stories)
Tall Houses in Winter (1957, novel)
The Scarlet Thread (1965, novel)
The Astronomer and Other Stories (1966, short stories)
The River to Pickle Beach (1972, novel)
Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories (1973, short stories)
Heading West (1981, novel)
Souls Raised from the Dead (1994, novel)
The Sharp Teeth of Love (1998, novel)



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