Introduction

Andrew (Nelson) Lytle 1902–

American novelist, short story writer, historian, biographer, critic, and editor.

A member of the Fugitive and Agrarian movements, Lytle is a regional writer in the same sense that Faulkner is termed a regionalist: both use the terrain, history, and people of the South to build a private mythology in their fiction. The Velvet Horn is generally considered Lytle's finest novel. He is a former editor of The Sewanee Review.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed., and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 6: American Novelists since World War II.)