Author, NPR Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham Dead At 93
June 13, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
KATHRYN TUCKER WINDHAM, whose career took her from police reporter to author, playwright, and NPR commentator, died SUNDAY at her home in SELMA, AL at 93, reports the MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER.
WINDHAM was a pioneer as a female police reporter at the ALABAMA JOURNAL in 1940, then worked at the BIRMINGHAM NEWS and SELMA TIMES JOURNAL before embarking on writing books about the South with a focus on the supernatural and a ghost in her house named "Jeffrey." She took her storytelling skills to radio with regular appearances on NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" and was a regular at the NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL.
ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE hosts the KATHRYN TUCKER WINDHAM MUSEUM, and her personal papers are housed at AUBURN UNIVERSITY.