Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: January 22, 1937 - Sallie Bingham


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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
Sarah ("Sallie") Montague Bingham, author, the daughter of George Barry, Sr. , and Mary (Caperton) Bingham , was born January 22, 1937, in Louisville. Her father was editor and publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. She graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1958. Bingham's first novel, After Such Knowledge, was published in 1960. It was followed by two collections of short stories, The Touching Hand (1967) and The Way It Is Now (1972); both include penetrating portrayals of children and adolescents.
After the sale of the Bingham communications empire in 1986, Sallie Bingham devoted part of her share of the proceeds to establishing the Kentucky Foundation for Women which supports original work by women as well as other programs for women. It also publishes the American Voice, a literary quarterly that has been a forum for local, unknown writers as well as the nationally and internationally famous.
Thrice married, Bingham has three sons, Barry Ellsworth and Will and Chris Iovenko, and a stepson, Doug Peters.
BONNIE JEAN COX , Entry Author

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Bingham, S. (1960). After such knowledge. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
F B5134af 1960, Special Collections Research Center – Fiction Collection

Bingham, S. (1972). The way it is now : Stories. New York: Viking Press.
PS3552.I5 W390 1972, Young Library - 5th Floor

Bingham, S., Koda-Callan, E., & Baker, D. (1989). Passion and prejudice : A family memoir (1st ed.). New York: Knopf.
CT275.B5737 A3 1989, Young Library -- Books - 3rd Floor

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