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book publishing professional

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

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.

father:
Elias Prioleau Ravenel

mother:
Harriett Shannon (Steedman) Ravenel

spouse:
Dale Purves

children:
Sara Blake Ravenel

Harriett Ravenel