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Julia Oliver (July 7, 1929-July 10, 2014)
2264 Fernway Drive
Montgomery, AL 36111

Hometown: Sylacauga, AL

The Forum is saddened to announce that eminent writer and founding Forum Board member Julia “Judy” Oliver passed away on July 10, 2014.


Publications and Awards

Devotion, University of Georgia Press, 2006; trade paper 2008
Music of Falling Water, John F. Blair, Publisher, 2001
Goodbye to the Buttermilk Sky, Black Belt Press, 1994; Penguin/Plume edition, 1995; Quality Paperback Book Club Selection, 1995; German language hardcover and paperback editions, 1995; University of Alabama Deep South Reprints Edition, 2001
Seventeen Times as High as the Moon: Short Stories, Black Belt Press, 1993

Belles' Letters: Contemporary Stories of Alabama Women, Livingston Press, 1999

Southern Humanities Review
The Chattahoochee Review
The Jefferson Review
Bronte Street
The Eclectic Observer
Wind Magazine

Literary Awards:
John Esten Cooke Fiction Award, 2007
Finalist for Best Books of 2006, ForeWord Magazine, 2006
The Alabama Library Association Fiction Citation, 1993
Finalist, PEN/Syndicated Fiction Award, 1991
Finalist, Ficus Foundation Fiction Awards, 1990
First Place for Short Fiction, Deep South Writers' Competition, 1986

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

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