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									Robert HicksRobert Hicks
An avid collector and Civil War buff, Robert Hicks illuminates the era he finds so intriguing in his first novel, The Widow of the South. In our interview, he reflects on his affinity for another southern writer: "I claim little connection with Faulkner, other than the hold that the past had on him and has on me," he explains. "Like him, I remain optimistic about the future, despite the turmoil of the world."

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Fact File

Name:
Robert Hicks
Current Home:
Franklin, Tennessee
Date of Birth:
January 30, 1951
Place of Birth:
West Palm Beach, Forida

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								The Widow of the South, Author: 
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The Widow of the South
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Hicks delivers a riveting, action-packed Civil War novel based upon actual events. Filled with rich historical detail, this stellar tale belongs next to Cold Mountain, The Killer Angels, and other modern war classics. "This is a sensitive account of an era that seems to fascinate readers ceaselessly," observes Entertainment Weekly.

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Passionate Pack Rat

"I am a collector by nature. I've collected since I was a kid," Hicks reveals in our interview. "It began with fossilized shells from our driveway, to rocks and leaves and baseball cards, to books, 18th-century maps of Tennessee, Tennesseana in general, Southern decorative arts, to outsider art. I am surrounded by collections. A friend says that the next thing I bring home must come with a crowbar -- to get it into my cabin.”



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"In high school I discovered biography, reading about Robert E. Lee, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Confessions by St. Augustine to name a few. This passion for biography has continued through the years, with books like Peter Guralnick’s two-volume biography of Elvis," Hicks offers in our interview when asked about some of his favorite books.

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Hicks also mentions John Berendt's bestseller as a favorite, explaining, "I can get hooked on popular culture like anyone else, and was absorbed enough after reading John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to make the mandatory pilgrimage to Savannah." Read our interview with Hicks to learn more about his best-loved books, including:

*To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
*Fields of Fire  by James H. Webb
*Anthem  by Ayn Rand
*Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War  by Sam R. Watkins
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