James E. Kibler

South Carolina ConnectionPicture of James Everett Kibler, Jr.

James Everett Kibler was born in Prosperity, SC.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms, 1976
  • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography, 1978
  • William Gilmore Simms: An Annotated Checklist of Criticism, 1825-1979, 1979
  • A Carolina Dutch Fork Calendar: Life and Manners in the Olden Times, 1988
  • Our Fathers' Fields: A Southern Story, 1998, Editor
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 6: American Novelists since World War II, Second Series, 1980
  • O.B. Mayer, John Punterick: A Novel of the Old Dutch Fork, 1981
  • Fireside Tales: Stories of the Old Dutch Fork, 1982
  • The Selected Poetry of William Gilmore Simms, 1990
  • A.B. Longstreet, 1992
  • Poetry and the Practical, 1996
  • Child of the Waters, 2003



James Kibler graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1966 with a B.A. and with a Ph.D. in 1970. He taught at the University of South Carolina in English and the University of Georgia for over thirty years. He wrote several academic publications. Many of his books were written about South Carolina's history and culture. He is the editor of Dutch Fork Press. He has also edited several works written by William Gilmore Simms.


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  • Onomastic Research prize, 1983
  • South Carolina Local Historical Societies' Award in Publication of Local History, 1986
  • Fellowship of Southern Writers' Award for Non-Fiction, 1999

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