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Kent Anderson papers

Kent Anderson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kent Anderson papers
Creator: Anderson, Kent, 1945-
Inclusive Dates: 1987-1993, undated
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4366
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Kent Anderson was born in North Carolina in 1945. In 1968, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Special Forces in Vietnam earning two Bronze Stars. From 1972 to 1976, Anderson worked as a police officer in Portland, Oregon. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from the University of Montana in 1978. He was working as a police officer in Oakland, California until resigning to write his first novel, Sympathy for the Devil, in 1983. He then worked as an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and Boise State University, as well as a screenwriter for Newline Cinema. He's since published two more novels, Night Dogs and Green Sun.

Scope and Content

This collection includes Kent Anderson's file of reviews of his first book, Sympathy for the Devil, as well as a draft of the prologue and first chapter of his second book, Night Dogs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kent Anderson papers, ms4366, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, American.
Book reviewing.
Crews, Harry, 1935-2012

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Night Dogs typescript
12Sympathy for the Devil reviews, 1987-1988