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Charles E. East Edit Profile

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Charles E. East, American writer, editor. Recipient Henry H. Bellamann award, 1965. Member Louisiana Bicentennial Commission, 1971-1972. Member Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma.

Background

East, Charles E. was born on December 11, 1924 in Shelby, Mississippi, United States. Son of Elmo M. and Mabel (Gradolph) East.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1948;Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1962.

Career

Editorial assistant, Collier's magazine, New York City, 1948-1949;reporter, then Sunday magazine editor, Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, 1949-1955;staff writer, then assistant city editor, State-Times, Baton Rouge, 1955-1962;editor, then assistant director, then associate director, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1962-1970;director, Louisiana State University Press, 1970-1975;freelance writer, editor, 1975-1980;assistant director and editor, U. Georgia Press, Athens, 1980-1983;editor Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, U. Georgia Press, since 1981.

Works

Membership

Member Louisiana Bicentennial Commission, 1971-1972. Member Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma.

Connections

Married Sarah Simmons, 1948. 1 son, Charles E. Junior.

father:
Elmo M. East

mother:
Mabel (Gradolph) East

spouse:
Sarah Simmons