John William Corrington
John William Corrington is a lawyer, political philosopher, and writer who holds degrees from Centenary, Rice, Sussex, and Tulane. He has published two previous collections of stories, The Lonesome Traveller and Other Stories, and The Actes and Monuments. His stories have been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, 1972, 1976, 1977, and in the O. Henry Awards Collection for 1976. In 1967 he won a National Endowment for the Arts Award for short fiction. Corrington has published four collections of poetry, Where We Are, The Anatomy of Love, Mr. Clean and Other Poems, Five Lives to the South; three novels, And Wait For the Night, The Upper Hand, and The Bombardier. With Joyce H. Corrington, he has written a number of screen plays, including The Omega Man, Boxcar Bertha, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and The Killer Bees. He has written a number of articles in political theory and criticism and is currently head writer, with Joyce H. Corrington, of the new television series, Texas.
The Southern Reporter and Other Stories