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Borden Deal (October 12, 1922 – ), was an American novelist and short story writer.

Born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Deal attended Macedonia Consolidated High School, after which he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and fought forest fires in the Pacific Northwest. Before he began writing, his checkered career included work on a showboat, hauling sawdust for a lumber mill, harvesting wheat, a position as auditor for the United States Department of Labor, a telephone solicitor, copywriter, and an anti-aircraft fire control instructor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In 1946, Deal enrolled in The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While there he published his first short story, "Exodus". His creative writing professor was Hudson Strode. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree within three years, then enrolled in Mexico City College for graduate study.

It was not until 1956 that Deal decided to become a full-time writer. Among the pseudonyms he used were Loyse Deal, Lee Borden, and Michael Sunga.

A prolific writer, Deal penned twenty-one novels and more than one hundred short stories, many of which appeared in McCall's, Collier's, Saturday Review, and Good Housekeeping. His work has been translated into twenty different languages. A major theme in his canon is man's mystical attachment to the earth and his quest for land, inspired by his family's loss of their property during the Great Depression. The majority of his work is set in the small hamlets of the Deep South.

His novel The Insolent Breed served as the basis for the Broadway musical A Joyful Noise.

Deal was married twice and had four children. He died of a heart attack in Sarasota, Florida.

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Total Books: 25
The Least One
1992 - The Least One [Library Alabama Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780817306731
ISBN-10: 0817306730
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Tales To Send Chills Down Your Spine
1980 - Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780370302997
ISBN-10: 0370302990
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1979 - Adventure (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780450044410
ISBN-10: 0450044416
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bluegrass Bk 1
1978 - Bluegrass Bk 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450036965
ISBN-10: 0450036960
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bluegrass Bk 2
1978 - Bluegrass Bk 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450042119
ISBN-10: 0450042111
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1978 - The Winner [NEW SOUTH #3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345271471
ISBN-10: 0345271475

The Advocate
1977 - The Advocate [new South2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345271426
ISBN-10: 0345271424

The Loser
1977 - The Loser [New South #1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345271464
ISBN-10: 0345271467

1969 - Loser (Paperback)
1969 - Advocate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345218094
ISBN-10: 0345218094

Interstate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345022356
ISBN-10: 0345022351

Bluegrass (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780385018210
ISBN-10: 0385018215

the other room
The Other Room (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780385037006
ISBN-10: 0385037007

Least One [Library of Alabama Classics] (Hardcover)
Spangled Road
Spangled Road [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780855949761
ISBN-10: 0855949767
Genre: Literature & Fiction

There Were Also Strangers A Novel
There Were Also Strangers a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780882820187
ISBN-10: 0882820184
Genre: Literature & Fiction