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Cecil Dawkins is a North American author primarily of fiction.
She was born in 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama, where she grew to
adulthood.  After graduating from the University of Alabama with a
B.A. in English in 1949, she studied at Stanford University, where
she earned her M.A. degree in English Literature in 1953. Her second
year at Stanford she was awarded the Stanford University Creative
Writing Fellowship, (now the Wallace Stegner Fellowship), 1952-1953.
She has held the following academic positions:
    Writer in Residence, Stephens College, 1973-1979.
    Guest faculty, Sarah Lawrence College, 1979-1981.
    Distinguished Visiting Writer, University of Hawaii, 1991.
    Calloway/O'Conner Chair Professor, Georgia College,
Milledgeville, GA, 1996-1997.
    "The Quiet Enemy," a collection of Dawkins' short stories, was
published by Atheneum in 1963 and was concurrently published by
Andre Deutsch in London.  One story in that collection appeared in a
Martha Foley "Best American Short Stories of 1963" collection and
also won an award in Southwest Review and the John H. McGinnis award
for the Best Story in Two Years.  Individual stories from this
collection had first appeared in the Paris Review, the Georgia
Review, and the Sewanee Review. "The Quiet Enemy" was reissued in the
Penguin Contemporary American Fiction series, and again, in 1996, by
the Georgia University Press.
    During 1966-67, a play in two acts by Dawkins, "The Displaced
Person," based on the stories of Flannery O'Conner "with her
knowledge and input," was produced in New York City by the American
Place Theater.  (Dawkins regularly corresponded with O'Connor. A
large number of O'Connor's letters to Dawkins are published in
"Letters of Flannery O'Connor: The Habit of Being," edited by Sally
    In 1971, Harper and Row published Dawkins' first novel, "The Live
Goat," winner of the Harper-Saxton Fellowship.  Her second novel,
"Charleyhorse," published by Viking in 1985, was reissued by
Penguin in 1986, and again by Allison in 1989.
    Dawkins also wrote a series of mystery novels set in
New Mexico, published by Fawcett: "The Santa Fe Rembrandt," 1993;
"Clay Dancers," 1994; "Rare Earth," 1995; and "Turtle Truths," 1997.
    In 2002 Dawkins compiled a biography of Frances Martin, aka
Frances Minerva Nunnery, from Martin's tape-recorded reminiscences,
called "A Woman of the Century, Frances Minerva Nunnery (1898-1997):
Her Story in Her Own Memorable Voice as Told to Cecil Dawkins"
(University of New Mexico Press, 2002), with a Foreword by Max Evans
and a Preface and an Afterword by Dawkins.
    Dawkins has additionally been awarded the following:
         Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966, with an extension for 1967.
         National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1976-1977.
    Dawkins now resides in New Mexico.

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Total Books: 13
Turtle Truths
1997 - Turtle Truths (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804114332
ISBN-10: 0804114331
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

1996 - Charleyhorse (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781555832896
ISBN-10: 155583289X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Quiet Enemy Stories
1995 - The Quiet Enemy Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780820317854
ISBN-10: 0820317853
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Rare Earth
1995 - Rare Earth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804112628
ISBN-10: 0804112622
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

Clay Dancers
1994 - Clay Dancers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804112611
ISBN-10: 0804112614
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Santa Fe Rembrandt
1993 - Santa Fe Rembrandt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804111010
ISBN-10: 0804111014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Cecil Dawkins The Quiet Enemy/Readings
1987 - Cecil Dawkins the Quiet Enemy/readings (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556441714
ISBN-10: 1556441711

1986 - Charleyhorse [Contemporary American fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140080100
ISBN-10: 0140080104
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Quiet Enemy
1986 - The Quiet Enemy [Contemporary American Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140080117
ISBN-10: 0140080112
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

1985 - Charleyhorse (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670806317
ISBN-10: 0670806315
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books

Live Goat
1971 - Live Goat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060109981
ISBN-10: 006010998X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Charleyhorse (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780863580963
ISBN-10: 0863580963