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Gerald Barrax, RIP

Beloved author, teacher, and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Gerald Barrax died Saturday in Raleigh. He was 86. Barrax was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. The driver has been charged. Winner of the 2009 North Carolina Award for Literature, the state’s highest civilian honor, Barrax was nominated for the Pulitzer […]

2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

>Here on the blog of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, we like to try and keep you up to date on national as well as regional literary news. The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced; here’s a summary of a few of the prizes given out to creative writers: Fiction: Less (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown […]

Claudia Emerson, RIP

Claudia Emerson—Pulitzer Prize winner, former poet laureate of Virginia, and graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—died last week in Richmond. She was 57. From the Washington Post: Ms. Emerson’s works were published widely, including in the New Yorker magazine and in journals including Poetry, Southern […]