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The life of author John Foster West is as unique as the characters in his novels. Born in the Appalachia region of North Carolina, West grew up the son of a tenant farmer and spent the majority of his career promoting Appalachian studies through the novels he wrote, the journals he founded, the creative writing programs he created, and the thousands of students he taught.
This article is a follow-up of Higgins-Harrel’s previous interviews with the five listed authors. All five writers live in North Carolina or write about North Carolina topics, and have different ways of telling their stories, whether it be story-telling under a spotlight, writing poetry or fiction novels, or theatre productions.