Mary Lee Settle, 2nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Mary Lee Settle

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Batten Arts and Letters Auditorium; Rooms 148-150, ODU Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

Mary Lee Settle has written eight novels; her most recent, "Blood Tie,'' received the 1978 National Book Award for Fiction. She has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and the 1975 Merrill Foundation Award. Her play "Juana La Loca" was produced by the American Place Theater in 1964, and her memoir of World War II, "Alf the Brave Promises," will be republished in paperback next year by Ballantine. Ms. Settle lives in Norfolk and is currently working on a novel about the West Virginia mine wars, the fourth volume of her "O Beulah Land" series.


Settle presented a fiction reading at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 1979, in the Batten Arts and Letters Building Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia.

Settle participated on a panel titled The Writer, The Agent, The Editor, The Reviewer, with Ray Lincoln, Ted Solotaroff, and Kathyrn Morton on Wednesday, October 3rd, 1979 at 2:00 p.m. In rooms 148-150 at the ODU Webb University Center, Norfolk, Virginia.


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