“I hope people will like my novels after I'm dead. And I hope my children think about me in good ways, by and large.” – Clyde Edgerton
Edgerton’s works are influenced in some way by his personal experiences and much of his prose feels like reading a slice-of-life narrative. His books, generously sprinkled with humor, are best known for their endearing characters and small-town Southern dialogue.
The North Carolina native, who celebrated his 54th birthday yesterday, couples his writing with teaching creative writing at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and also is a well-known speaker at writing conferences and workshops around the country. The winner of 5 “Notable Book of the Year” awards from the New York Times, he also is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been honored with a North Carolina Award for Literature.
One of Edgerton's recent best sellers is Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages, offering timely, down-to-earth, and humorous "suggestions" on the art of being a dad.
“It's nice to have more than one little one,” he says (with tongue firmly in cheek) “because then . . . while one is pushing you in a wheelchair, the other one can open the doors for you. “
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