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Shannon Ravenel

Shannon Ravenel, American book publishing professional. Recipient Distinguished Achievement award Council Literature Magazines & Presses, New York City, 1990, R. Hunt Parker Memorial award for contributions to the literature of North Carolina, 2004. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Fellowship Southern Writers.

Background

  • Ravenel, Shannon was born on August 13, 1938 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Elias Prioleau and Harriett Shannon (Steedman) Ravenel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hollins College, 1960.

    Career

    • Marketing assistant, school department Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Incorporated, New York York City, 1960-1961. Editorial assistant Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1961-1964, editor, 1964—1970. Editorial consultant private practice, St. Louis, 1973-1990.

      Senior editor, co-founder Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1982-1991, editorial director, 1991—2000. Director Algonquin imprint Shannon Ravenel Books, since 2001.

    Works

    • New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 1990
    • Sixteen stories by Tom Bailey, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Larry Brown, Moira Crone, Clyde Edgerton, Greg Johnson, Nanci Kincaid, Reginald McKnight, Lewis Nordan, Lance Olsen, Mark Richard, Ron Robinson, Bob Shacochis, Molly Best Tinsley, and Donna Trussell.
    • New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 1990
    • Sixteen stories by Tom Bailey, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Larry Brown, Moira Crone, Clyde Edgerton, Greg Johnson, Nanci Kincaid, Reginald McKnight, Lewis Nordan, Lance Olsen, Mark Richard, Ron Robinson, Bob Shacochis, Molly Best Tinsley, and Donna Trussell.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Fellowship Southern Writers.

    Connections

    • Married Dale Purves, May 25, 1968. Children: Sara Blake, Harriett.
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    • 1960
      Hollins College
    • 1960 - 1961
      Marketing assistant
    • 1961 - 1964
      editorial assistant, Houghton Mifflin Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1964 - 1970
      editorial assistant, Houghton Mifflin Company
    • 1973 - 1990
      editorial consultant, private practice
    • 1982 - 1991
      senior, editor
      North Carolina, United States
    • 2001
      director, Algonquin imprint Shannon Ravenel Books