Individual Author Record
Name: Randall NorrisPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1949 Sites:
Illinois ConnectionProfessor Norris started teaching at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois, in 2000. He currently lives in Rock Falls Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationProfessor 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.
*''Woman of Coal'', University of Kentucky Press, 1996, (Written with Jean-Phillippe Cypres)