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University Of North Alabama Alumnus Stribling To Be Inducted Into Alabama Writers Hall Of Fame

Sep. 15, 2016

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal, University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala. - Pulitzer Prize winner and University of North Alabama alumnus T.S. Stribling will be inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame this month. Stribling is among a group of nine authors from around the state who will be inducted into the hall Sept. 29 in Tuscaloosa.

Thomas Sigismund Stribling was born in Clifton, Tennessee, in 1881, and graduated from what is now the University of North Alabama in 1902 with a degree in education.

Striblingwon the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for his novelThe Store, part of a trilogy set in Florence, Alabama. His short story, Birthright, was adapted for the screen as a silent film, with sound added later.

For more information: http://www.writersforum.org/news_and_reviews/newsroom.html/article/2016/04/11/alabama-writers-hall-of-fame-to-induct-nine-authors


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