Pam Durban is the author of two novels, So
Far Back (Picador, 2000) and The Laughing Place (Scribner's, 1993),
as well as a collection of short fiction, All Set About with
Fever Trees and Other Stories (Godine, 1985). Her stories have been anthologized
in The Best American Short Stories of the Century (1999), The
Best American Short Stories, 1997, both from Houghton Mifflin, and New
Stories of the South, The Year's Best (Algonquin, 1988 and 1997
editions). Durban has won numerous awards for her work including
a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the James Michener
Creative Writing Fellowship, the Crazyhorse Fiction Award, the
Whiting Writer's Award and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award in Fiction.
A native of South Carolina, Durban received an MFA from the University
of Iowa. She has taught at Ohio University and at Georgia State
University, where she founded and co-edited the journal Five
She is currently the Doris Betts Distinguished Professor of Creative
Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.