Tony Abbott ’49 Inducted to North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Tony Abbott, who will be inducted to the North Carolina Literary Hall of fame in October!
The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame celebrates and promotes the state’s literary heritage by commemorating its leading authors through programs, services, and opportunities for children and adults.
Tony is the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College, where he served as Department Chair from 1989 to 1996. The winner of the 2015 North Carolina Award for Literature, he is the author of four critical studies, two novels, and six books of poetry, including the Pulitzer-nominated The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat. His awards include the Novello Literary Award for Leaving Maggie Hope (a novel inspired by his experience at Fay), the Oscar Arnold Young Award for The Man Who, and the Brockman-Campbell Award for If Words Could Save Us, as well as the Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts. He has also served as president of the Charlotte Writers Club, the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the North Carolina Writers’ Network.