Earth is Enough (Middleton)

Author Bio
Birth—December 28, 1949
Death—July 28, 1993
Where—Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Education—B.A., Northwestern State University (Louisiana);
   M.A., Louisian State University

Harry Middleton was a southern American nature writer, most noted for his book The Earth is Enough (1989).

Little is known about Middleton's life other than the information he offered through his novels. Middleton died a garbage man in the summer of 1993. He had previously worked as an outdoors columnist for Southern Living magazine, but it is speculated that their firing of him spurred a depression which helped lead to his demise. Prior to working at Southern Living, Middleton wrote in the early 1980s for Louisiana Life. His column of personal observations, entitled "Louisiana At Large," included essays such as "The Day the Spider Died," and "The Boy's First Brush with Education."

Middleton was an English major at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and earned a master's degree in Western history at Louisiana State University in 1973. His thesis: Frontier outpost: a history of Fort Jesup, Louisiana, 1822-1846.

He lived in New Orleans, where he wrote about food, art, music and books for Figaro, an alternative newspaper. He later moved to Birmingham.

Harry Middleton is also widely considered to be the best American fishing writer of all time. His signed books command the highest prices of any outdoor writer. His first novel, The Earth is Enough, was published in 1989. (From Wikipedia.)

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