Unknown Major, ’45
Ann Wood Waldron was an author who initially focused on writing for children and young adults, but turned her work to biographies of authors from the South, and eventually shifted to writing murder mysteries. She earned a degree in journalism from UA and was editor of The Crimson White.
Waldron met her Pulitzer Prize-winner husband, Martin Waldron, while working for The Atlanta Constitution. Ann Waldron wrote biographies on Hodding Carter (Hodding Carter: The Reconstruction of a Racist) and Eudora Welty (Eudora Welty: A Writer’s Life). The latter was recognized by The New York Times as a 1993 Notable Book of the Year. Born in Birmingham, she passed away in 2010.