Publicity head shot of Clyde Edgerton.Clyde Edgerton (1944- ) was born in Bethesda, near Durham, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has taught at Campbell University, St. Andrew's University, and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has won the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the New York Times Notable Book Awards five times. He is known as one of North Carolina's finest contemporary fiction writers.