Kurt Corriher is a writer, actor, and college professor who lives between a forest and a field of soybeans near China Grove, North Carolina. His first novel, Someone to Kill, is a fast-paced thriller that garnered a Penzler Pick of the month on Amazon.com and warm praise from Clive Cussler. His second book, Salvation, is a complex tale of survival, published in October of 2012.
Kurt began his work life milking cows and picking cotton on a family farm in North Carolina. Over his long career he has also worked as a computer programmer, a public policy analyst, a technical writer, a construction laborer, a professional actor, a translator, and a checkout clerk in a grocery store. He has lived a total of four years in Germany and Austria and speaks fluent German. In 1969 he graduated with honors from Davidson College where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in German literature and a MFA in stage performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presently he teaches acting, dramatic literature, and other theatre courses at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
A message from the author:
“Although life has carried me at various times to a great many places, from California to Brooklyn, from Georgia to Kentucky, from Mexico to Europe and beyond, my heart remains rooted in southern Rowan County, North Carolina. It was here that I first tasted life and here that I developed a deep love for the soil and for the outdoors. It’s not surprising, then, that when I finally decided — at the age of 36 — to settle down, marry, and raise a family, I quickly found my way back to Rowan. It’s also not surprising that all my novels so far are set at least partly in Carolina. This is the portion of God’s earth that bred and bore me, and where my friends will one day lay my bones to rest.”
‘No life, including mine, is free of pain, but I have also been blessed with great joy, none greater than my love for Alicia, Maria, and Adam Corriher, my wife and children. I hope my novels remind readers that they are not alone in their struggles, but also and always that life is a great and glorious wonder.”