Family: Born July 2, 1930, in Statesboro, GA; son of Mark Sidney (an engineer) and Marie (Hopkins) Steadman; married Joan Anderson (an elementary school librarian), March 29, 1952; children: Clay, Todd, Wade. Education: Attended Armstrong Junior College, 1947-49; Emory University, A.B., 1951; Florida State University, M.A., 1956, Ph.D., 1963. Politics: "Wishy-washy." Religion: "Earnest but vague." Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Navy, 1951-53. Memberships: Fulbright Association. Addresses: Home: 450 Pin du Lac Dr., Central, SC 29630. Agent: Lois Wallace, Wallace & Sheil Agency, Inc., 118 East 61st St., New York, N.Y. 10021.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, instructor, 1957-60, assistant professor, 1960-64, associate professor, 1964-76, professor of American literature, 1976-97, professor emeritus, 1997--. American University, Cairo, Egypt, visiting associate professor, 1968-69; Leningrad State University, Fulbright lecturer, 1983. Also worked as movie usher, florist's delivery boy, rod-man on a survey party, advertising copy writer, and newspaper canvasser.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
The Broken Door, a novel; a film adaptation of McAfee County.
BY THE AUTHOR:
- McAfee County, Holt (New York, NY), 1971.
- A Lion's Share, Holt (New York, NY), 1976.
- Angel Child, Peachtree, 1987.
- Bang-up Season, Longstreet, 1990.