Mason, Bobbie Ann (1940–)

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Mason, Bobbie Ann (1940–)

American novelist and short-story writer. Born May 1, 1940, in Mayfield, KY; dau. of Wilburn A. (dairy farmer) and Christianna (Lee) Mason; University of Kentucky, BA, 1962; State University of New York at Binghamton, MA, 1966; University of Connecticut, PhD, 1972; m. Roger B. Rawlings (writer), 1969.

Works include Shiloh and Other Stories (1982), In Country (1985), which was filmed, Spence and Lila (1988), Love Life: Stories (1989), Feather Crowns: A Novel (1993), and Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail: Stories (2001). Won PEN/Hemingway Award for Shiloh and Other Stories.