Doris Betts (In Memoriam)

Doris Betts (1932-2012) former Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, is the author of nine novels and short story collections, including The Gentle Insurrection, The Sharp Teeth of Love, Souls Raised from the Dead, which won the Southern Book Award, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Betts taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 35 years.  She is a Guggenheim Fellow and received a medal from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.