Everman, Welch (1946 - 2004)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Everman was a 1968 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. A freelance writer for many years, Everman received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction in 1978. The following year he was selected as an artist in residence with the Wisconsin Arts Board. In addition to his writing career, he taught at University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, and Madison Area Technical College. He continued his formal education at the State University of New York Buffalo where he earned his M.A. (1985) and PhD (1988). He was a recipient of the Butler Prize for Critical Writing in 1985.

In 1987 he accepted an English department appointment at the University of Maine in Orono. Among the courses he taught were American and European fiction, critical theory, Stephen King, and popular culture. He was also one of the original distance learning professors and received the Friends of Distance Education Achievement Award in 2002. Everman was also a jazz fan who played trumpet in a number of bands and also wrote reviews and published interviews.

Everman died in 2004.

Selected Bibliography

  • Orion, a novel (1975)
  • Who Says This? The Authority of the Author, the Discourse, and the Reader (1988)
  • Jerzy Kosinski: The Literature of Violation (1991)
  • The Harry and Sylvia Stories (1992)
  • Cult Horror Films: From Attack of the 50 Foot Woman to Zombies of Mora Tau (1993)
  • Cult Science Fiction From the Amazing Colossal Man to Yog -- the Monster from Space (1995)

Selected Resources