Sidney Lanier Prize: Fred Chappell

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Presented by Mercer University Southern Studies at University Center at Mercer University, Macon GA

Apr 27
Sidney Lanier Prize: Fred Chappell

Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies will award the 2019 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature to poet and novelist Fred Chappell.

The prize honors significant career contributions to Southern writing in drama, fiction or poetry. The prize presentation and reading, supported by the Thomas McRae Hamilton Robinson Endowment, will take place April 27 at 1 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on the Macon campus.

Chappell was born in North Carolina and earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He went on to author more than a dozen books of poetry, several novels and critical prose books, and

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