Anne George

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Anne Carroll Bell George (born December 4, 1927 in Montgomery; died March 14, 2001 in Birmingham) was a poet and writer, known for her "Southern Sisters" series of mystery novels, which are set in Birmingham.

Anne's parents were separated shortly after he birth, and she was raised by her grandparents in Montgomery, and later on a stepfather's farm in Lowndes County. She completed prep school at Judson College in Marion and earned her bachelor's degree in English and Spanish at Howard College in Birmingham. After graduating in 1949, she began her career as a teacher.

She married Earl George and continued teaching for more than twenty years. She earned a master's degree in English and Education at UAB in 1971, writing her thesis on the work of Eudora Welty. While continuing her post-graduate studies at UAB, she and classmate Jerri Beck co-founded the Druid Press in 1982. They sold the business in the mid 1990s to focus on writing.

Meanwhile, George began her literary career with the novel Dreamer, Dreaming Me and began writing poems, as well, publishing three collections between 1985 and 1991.

George was recognized as Alabama State Poet in 1994, and as Samford University's "Alumna of the Year" in 1999. She died in 2001 of complications during heart surgery.



  • Kazek, Kelly (December 4, 2017) "Remembering Anne George, Alabama author of Southern Sisters Mysteries." The Birmingham News

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