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NCWN Members Among Sir Walter Raleigh Award Nominees

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has announced the longlist for the 2020 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, and five of the eight nominees are NCWN members! Including: Eden by Jamie Lisa Forbes (Pronghorn Press)     The Inevitable Past by Carrie J. Knowles (Owl Canyon Press)     Songbirds and […]

Chapel Hill Native Wins 7th Annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize

From our friends at Crook’s Corner Book Prize: CHAPEL HILL—Devi S. Laskar’s The Atlas of Reds and Blues, published by Counterpoint Press, is the winner of the seventh annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s judge was National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier, who says, “I […]

Tomorrow Is Giving Tuesday, but You Can Give Anytime

If you came to our Fall Conference—or you’ve just been paying attention—then you can guess why I felt a recent urge to re-read Charles Frazier’s debut novel, Cold Mountain. One of the best reasons to re-read a book is to see what sticks this time, and wonder why. Last week, I was struck by a […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award Announces Short List

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award has released their short list, and it includes authors who will be familiar to members of NCWN. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award is presented annually for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina. This year’s finalists are: Robert Beatty, Willa of the Wood, a Serafina series thriller […]

Cold Mountain Review Offers Readers Chance to Vote their Favorites

Publishing a heady blend of “cosmopolitan bioregionalism,” Cold Mountain Review offers its readers poetry and prose, interviews and visual art, twice a year. CMR is running its First Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers can vote for their favorite poem, story, essay, and work of art from the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 issues. The […]

Charles Frazier, Hub City Launch Cold Mountain Fund Series

From our friends at Hub City Press SPARTANBURG, S.C.—National Book Award Winner Charles Frazier and Hub City Press are teaming up on a new series of books spotlighting extraordinary writers from the American South. Beginning in spring 2019, the Cold Mountain Fund Series will publish literary fiction in hardback. Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain, […]

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer Honored with John Tyler Caldwell Award

NCWN trustee Dr. Margaret D. Bauer is the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities from the North Carolina Humanities Council. This is the Council’s most prestigious honor. This award recognizes Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in North Carolina. Dr. […]

The Spring 2018 Okra Picks

Our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have released their Spring, 2018, Okra Picks, “a season’s worth of delicious reading with a Southern flavor.” There’s a new novel from North Carolina author Charles Frazier (Varina, dedicated to Nancy Olson, the founder and former longtime owner of Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh); Country Dark, the […]

No Through Trail: Cold Mountain Review

In the late eighth or early ninth century, Chinese poet Han-shan penned twenty-seven poems centered on Cold Mountain. As a philsopher, he is claimed by Buddhists and Taoists alike, although he poked a wry finger in the ribs of both. As a poet, he was adopted by the Beats: Gary Snyder translated the Cold Mountain […]

Quail Ridge Books Celebrates 30 Years of Business

Nancy Olson founded Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh in 1984. Dedicated to providing “carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings,” Quail Ridge has been awarded Publishers’ Weekly Bookseller of the Year, the Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, and the Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. On Sunday, October […]