Caroline Pafford Miller

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Baxley, Appling County, Georgia

Caroline Pafford Miller (August 26, 1903 – July 12, 1992) was an American writer.

She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for her first novel, Lamb in His Bosom, about her home state of Georgia.

Miller born and raised in Waycross, Georgia, and moved to Baxley in the late 1920s. She never attended college. After graduating from high school she married William D. Miller, who was her English professor, and who ultimately became superintendent of schools in the Baxley area. The couple had three sons, two of whom were twins.

Miller gathered much of the material for Lamb in his Bosom while she was buying chickens and eggs ten miles in the backwoods. She said of her novel, "Almost every incident in Lamb in His Bosom actually occurred. Some of them I heard from my uncles and aunts, some from my mother. I got most of the local color from hereabouts, but the facts from family history and history of other families. I could hardly tell where fact left off and fancy began."

She died in Waynesville, North Carolina.


See also

External links

  • New Georgia Encyclopedia article
  • Southern Quarterly article
  • Article by her niece
  • First edition of Lamb in his Bosom
  • Caroline Pafford Miller, 1903–1992 at Library of Congress Authorities, with 11 catalog records (under 'Miller, Caroline Pafford, 1903–' without '1992'; only two distinct works)
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller historical marker
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