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SIBA Announces 2021 Southern Book Prize Winners

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: ASHEVILLE: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Southern Book Prize. The Prize, representing southern bookseller favorites from 2020, is awarded to “the best Southern book of the year” as nominated by Southern indie booksellers and voted on by […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part I

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. While the weekend is jam-packed with classes, panels, readings, and cammaraderie, we always recommend setting aside some time to stroll through the exhibit hall. This year, as every year, our vendors represent some of the best […]

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The U.S. Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith, 45, won the Pulitzer-Prize for her poetry collection Life on Mars and was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction three years later for her memoir, Ordinary Light. She will serve a one-year term. According to Newsday: The […]

Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, native of Gulfport, Mississippi, and current resident of Decatur, Georgia, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Southerner to hold the title since the original poet laureate: Robert Penn Warren. She is also the first African-American poet laureate since Rita Dove in 1993. From the […]