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Fred Colby Hobson,, American English educator, author. Co-recipient Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, 1970; recipient National Humanities fellowship, 1992-1993; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1976-1977, 1992-1993. Member of Modern Language Association, Mencken Society, Society for Study of Southern Literature.


Hobson, Fred Colby was born on April 23, 1943 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Fred Colby and Miriam Brevard (Tuttle) Hobson.


1 child, Jane Gregory. Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1965, Doctor of Philosophy., 1972. Master of Arts, Duke U., 1967.


Editorial writer Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 1969—1970. Assistant professor English University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1972—1975, associate professor, 1975—1979, professor, 1980—1986. Professor English Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1987.

Co-editor Southern Review, 1987—1989. Lineberger professor humanities University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1989. Visiting professor American studies University Hull, England, 1982.

Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979—1983.



Member Modern Language, Association, Society for Study Southern Literature, Mencken Society. Member editorial board University of Pennsylvania Press.


Married Linda V. Whitney, June 17, 1967 (divorced 1977). 1 child, Jane Gregory.

Fred Colby Hobson

Miriam Brevard (Tuttle) Hobson

Linda V. Whitney

Jane Gregory Hobson,