Mark Steadman

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Date: Apr. 9, 2003
Document Type: Brief biography
Length: 244 words
Content Level: (Level 2)
Lexile Measure: 650L

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About this Person
Born: July 02, 1930 in Statesboro, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Other Names: Steadman, Mark Sidney
Updated:Apr. 9, 2003


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.


The Broken Door, a novel; a film adaptation of McAfee County.



  • 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.


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Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000094486