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Wayne Greenhaw (Feb. 17,1940-May 31, 2011)
P.O. Drawer 6161
Montgomery, AL 36106

Hometown: Sheffield, AL

The Alabama Writers’ Forum is saddened to announce that eminent writer and Forum friend Wayne Greenhaw passed away on May 31, 2011.


Publications and Awards

Fighting the Devil in Dixie: How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama, Lawrence Hill Books, imprint of Chicago Review Press, 2011
A Generous Life: W. James Samford, River City Publishing, 2009
The Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow, with Donnie Williams, Lawrence Hill Books, 2006
Montgomery: The River City, River City Publishing, 2002
My Heart Is in the Earth: True Stories of Alabama and Mexico, River City Publishing, 2001
Alabama: A State of Mind, Community Communications Inc., 2000
Beyond the Night: A Remembrance, Black Belt Press, 1999
Alabama: Portrait of a State, Black Belt Press, 1998
Montgomery: Biography of a City, The Montgomery Advertiser Company, 1993 Montgomery: Center Stage in the South, with Kathy Holland, Windsor Publications, 1990
Alabama On My Mind, Sycamore Press, 1987
Flying High: Inside Big Time Drug-Smuggling, Dodd-Mead, 1984
Elephants in the Cottonfields: Ronald Reagan and the New Republican South, Macmillan, 1981
Watch out for George Wallace, Prentice-Hall, 1976
The Making of a Hero: Lt. William Calley and the My Lai Massacre, Touchstone, 1971

The Remembered Gate, The University of Alabama Press, 2002
An Alabama Scrapbook, Honeysuckle Imprint, 1988
The Short Prose Reader, McGraw-Hill, 1982

Nieman Reports, Winter 2010
Alabama Heritage, Summer, 2007
More than 200 through the years, including 10 op-ed essays in The New York Times

Literary Awards:
Auburn University Neil Davis Lecture in Journalism, 2009
Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2006
Clarence E. Cason Award for Nonfiction, 2005
Troy State University Hector Award for Outstanding Performance in Journalism, 1976

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