Portraits from Our Past:
Southwest Virginia Authors


Southwest Virginia authors have produced volumes of both fact and fiction. This exhibit features eleven nationally known writers who are from or have lived in Southwest Virginia. They are: John Fox, Jr., C. Bascom Slemp, Sherwood Anderson, Napoleon Hill, Don Whitehead, Ross Carter, Junius Griffin, Lee Smith, John Maddox Roberts, Brent Kennedy, Adriana Trigiani. Discover more about these writers and how each one followed the path to publishing their works. We hope that you enjoy the story behind their stories.



The Southwest Virginia Museum is a member of the American
Association of Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, and the Virginia Association of Museums.