Southern Appalachian Digital Collections

Western Carolina University (21) View all

Roy Owenby - Always a Mountain Boy

  • Born in 1940, Roy Owenby grew up in Nantahala, North Carolina. With a childhood lived in the richness of the forest, Roy learned to depend on nature and himself. This type of childhood gave him a creative foundation on which to rely for the rest of his life. A prolific writer, he draws his stories and characters from experiences and people he has known from his many different lifestyles. Listen now to an interview with a mountain man who has actually traveled the world, and in doing so, embraced home.