Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman

Bonnie Wilma Dykeman was born in Asheville in 1920 and attended Biltmore Junior College (which became UNC-Asheville) before earning a degree at Northwestern University. Author of 16 books, a Guggenheim Fellow, and winner of many literary awards, her critically acclaimed novels include The Tall Woman and The Far Family. She also wrote non-fiction such as The French Broad, a volume in the Rivers of America Series. She collaborated on several books with her husband James R. Stokely, Jr. She is shown here autographing a book at a “Together We Read” program at Pack Library in 2002.

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