Dr. Elizabeth B. Cox
John Cobb Professor in the Humanities
To be inducted into Fellowship of Southern Writers
In April 2011, the Fellowship of Southern Writers will induct Dr. Elizabeth B. (Betsy) Cox, John Cobb Professor in the Humanities, into the fellowship. She will be inducted along with Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Cox also will be awarded the Robert Penn Warren Award for her body of work. She will receive $1,000 prize. Founded in 1987 by a group of writers who met in Chattanooga, the Fellowship of Southern Writers is a nonprofit organization which has for its objective the encouragement of literature in the South. Members include Shelby Foote, Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, James Dickey, Fred Chappell, Cleanth Brooks, C. Vann Woodward, Ernest Gaines, Reynolds Price, Walker Percy, Ralph Ellison, Wendell Berry, and other Southern literati.