Carroll Dale Short is a regular freelance contributor to the WBHM news programs. Dale is a native of Shanghi, Alabama, and when he's not producing radio he's prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He's been published in Redbook, The New York Times, USA Today, The National Observer, Newsweek, American lawyer, The Runner, The Oxford American, Birmingham, Southern Humanities Review, UAB Magazine, Roanoke Review, Medical Center, Country Music, Appalachian Journal, Arts and Sciences, The Runner, Business Alabama, South Carolina Review, Aura: Southern Fiction, Country America, Appalachian Ways, and Southern Exposure -- just to name a few! His writing has been anthologized in the textbook Sanctuaries: Readings for College Writers, and he is a contributor to the international reference volumes Magill's Literary Annual and The Sixties in America and a book reviewer for Kliatt Librarian's Journal.
Dale was chosen as the top young writer in the U.S. in Redbook's first annual fiction contest. He has twice been named the state's best newspaper columnist by the Alabama Press Association, and is a five-time winner of the Southern Literary Festival Prize. A radio adaptation of his short story Evening Glass was featured on National Public Radio, and his plays "Reunion" and "A Mountain Chord" were staged by Berea (Kentucky) College and community theater groups around Alabama.
Dale has worked as a newspaper and magazine editor, a television producer, book editor, layout designer, advertising photographer, radio DJ (the show "Saturday on the Front Porch on WVSU-FM, featuring traditional Appalachian, gospel, and blues music), corporate communications consultant, and teacher and journalism instructor for 17 years at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and an instructor in fiction and playwriting at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and has done readings and seminars at colleges across the U.S.
Dale's books include: I Left My Heart In Shanghi, Alabama; A Migration Of Clowns; The People's Lawyer; The Shining Shining Path; and A Writer's Tool Kit. He's currently at work on another novel.
Learn more about Dale and his work at www.carrolldaleshort.com