Reynolds Price, Southern writer and professor, dies at 77
In 1962, Price earned the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel for his book, "A Long and Happy Life." He published numerous books after that, including the novel "Kate Vaiden," which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1986.
His third memoir, "Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back," was published in 2009.
Price was a Rhodes Scholar. He took a teaching job at Duke in 1958 and remained on the faculty for 53 years.
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Photo: Reynolds Price at Duke University in 2009. Credit: Sara D. Davis / For The Times