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Native Son, Famously Adapted by NC Playwright, Receives New Treatment

Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son sold 250,000 copies in hardcover within three weeks of being published. Not without controversy for its unflinching portrayal of the racial divide in America that existed at the time, Native Son has remained in print despite being frequently banned and challenged. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul […]

Sad News from the Weekend

It’s said these come in threes, and, sadly, it was true this weekend for North Carolina and our literary community. In New York Saturday, playwright Romulus Linney died.  Though a native of Philadelphia, Linney spent much of his childhood in Boone; his father was a North Carolinian, and his great-grandfather had been a Congressman from […]