Photograph of American author Dennis Covington.

Dennis Covington

Dennis Covington is author of two novels and three nonfiction books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia, a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Georgia Review, Redbook, the Oxford American, and other periodicals, and his work has been widely anthologized in the U.S. and translated into eight languages abroad. His most recent book is Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream, published in 2003.

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