Sally Wolff King is assistant director of Publications in Health Sciences Communications at Emory University. She also previously served for twenty years as assistant and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory and as assistant vice president in the Office of the President. She taught in the Department of English for thirty years.
With Emory University Vice President Gary S. Hauk, she co-edited a new Emory history book titled: Where Courageous Inquiry Leads: The Emerging Life of Emory University, (Hauk and King, Bookhouse Group, August, 2010).
Louisiana State University Press published her new book about William Faulkner: Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgotten Friendship, and an Antebellum Diary (Wolff, LSU Press, 2010), which has been called â€œone of the most exciting literary finds in recent historyâ€ and â€œa major discovery in Faulkner scholarship.â€ Her twenty-one invited speaking engagements around the country this year included lectures at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.
She is also the author of Talking About William Faulkner (1996) and co-editor of Southern Mothers: Fact and Fiction in Southern Womenâ€™s Writing (1999), both with LSU Press. She lectures and writes about Southern writers, including Eudora Welty, with whom she shared an eighteen-year literary friendship.
Sally Wolff King earned her bachelorâ€™s degree at Vanderbilt University (1976) and is an alumna of the Emory University Graduate School in English (79G, 83Ph.D.).