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Emily Herring Wilson, American writer. Research grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1981, grantee North Carolina Arts Council, 1992; fellow NacDowell Colony. Chairman People for American Way, North Carolina, 1990-1992. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Wilson, Emily Herring was born on June 11, 1939 in West Point, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Roy Clyde and Sarah O'Neal (Allen) Herring.

Education

Bachelor, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1961. Master of Arts, Wake Forest University, 1962.

Career

Instructor English,, Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1962-1964;instructor English,, Salem College, Winston-Salem, 1964-1965, 82-85;visiting writer, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1993.

Membership

Chairman People for American Way, North Carolina, 1990-1992. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: movies, traveling.

Connections

Married Edwin G. Wilson, July 4, 1964. Children: Edwin G. Junior, Sarah Elizabeth, Julie Cathleen.

father:
Roy Clyde Herring

mother:
Sarah O'Neal (Allen) Herring

spouse:
Edwin G. Wilson

children:
Edwin G. Junior Wilson

Sarah Elizabeth Wilson

Julie Cathleen Wilson