Lee Smith

Dimestore: A Writer's Life

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Lee Smith, author of Dimestore, was born in the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Va., and began writing stories at the age of nine and selling them for a nickel apiece. She has written seventeen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and The Last Girls.

She has received many awards, including the North Carolina Award for Literature, an Academy Award in Fiction, and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Hillsborough, N.C., with her husband, writer Hal Crowther.

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