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About the Author of
The Stainless Steel Carrot,
Sylvia Wilkinson

Author Sylvia Wilkinson was born in Durham, North Carolina. She holds degrees from the University of North Carolina and Hollins University. She also studied at Stanford University under a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship. Wilkinson taught at various institutions including the University of North Carolina, the College of William & Mary, Sweet Briar College, Hollins University, Washington University and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

She received a number of literary awards including the Sir Walter Raleigh Award twice—in 1968 for A Killing Frost, and again in 1978 for Shadow of the Mountain, a Eugene Saxton Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the UNC–Greensboro Alumnae Service Award, and a Mademoiselle Merit Award for Literature. She has published over two-dozen books ranging from novels for adults, non-fiction works and juvenile titles with automotive themes. She was a Motorsports Correspondent for AutoWeek and is currently a World Book Encyclopedia contributor on auto racing. She was an auto racing timer and scorer for many years for numerous drivers including Paul Newman, Al Unser Sr., Bobby Rahal and Keke Rosberg. In her spare time she rescues possums. Really.

Sylvia Wilkinson and John Morton,
Daytona, circa 1979.

And the publisher
Brown Fox Books

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Publishers Weekly,
Novelist Wilkinson has written a sports book that is also a satisfying human portrait.

Chicago Daily News,
Sylvia Wilkinson is an author of superior talent.

Jonathan Yardley
Sports Illustrated,
She knows whereof she writes, and her writing is uncommonly fine.

Andy Reid,
Classic Motorsports,
Grassroots Motorsports, 2012
The level of access the author had to the team is unlike anything before or since. The result is that the book pulls no punches, there are no edits in the book due to political concerns as you see in most racing books written today. You get to know the true thoughts of the people involved whether politically correct or not. This is simply the finest racing book I have ever read.