Randall Norris

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General Information

Name: Randall Norris

Pen Name: None


Born: 1949

Website: http://www.svcc.edu/academics/departments/humanities/rnorris

Email: norrisr@svcc.edu

Photo Credit: Jean Phiippe Cypres

Illinois Connection

Professor Norris started teaching at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois, in 2000. He currently lives in Rock Falls Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor Norris is the former Development Director Haley Heritage Square, a cultural complex in Knoxville, Tennessee designed to honor Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Roots. He is also the founder of the Appalachian Writers Center, whose Executive Board of Directors includes Alex Haley, Yevgeny Yevteshenko, Isaac Bethshevis Singer, Jim Wayne Miller and Phillip O'Connor, Chair, Pulitzer Prize Nominating Committee. In addition to his award winning fiction writing, he is a humanities presenter and author. In August, 2000, he began his work at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois, where he was a Professor of English and American Culture Studies. Professor Norris retired in 2009.

Published Works

  • Woman of Coal, University of Kentucky Press, 1996, (Written with Jean-Phillippe Cypres)

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Women Of Coal

ISBN: 0813119936
Release Date: 1996-11-07

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Literary Awards

  • 2003-2004 Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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