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Oxford American Celebrates North Carolina Music

Each Fall, Oxford American highlights the music of a Southern state. This year, it’s North Carolina’s turn. To celebrate the North Carolina music issue, Oxford American is hosting a series of events “from Asheville to Raleigh.” Tickets go on sale at noon today, Friday, October 5. As follows: MONDAY, NOV. 26 | GOVERNOR’S MANSION Raleigh, […]

Wiley Cash Launches Open Canon Book Club

This summer, New York Times bestselling novelist and North Carolina native Wiley Cash launched the Open Canon Book Club, an online community designed to “introduce readers to voices and portrayals of the American experience they may not have otherwise encountered in their day-to-day lives, their education, or their book club meetings.” Cash believes that “literary […]

Wiley Cash Wins 2018 Southern Book Prize

North Carolina author Wiley Cash has won the 2018 Southern Book Prize in “Literary” Fiction for his novel The Last Ballad. Books that win the Southern Book Prize are: Nominated by booksellers and their customers, vetted by bookstores and selected by a jury of Southern booksellers, these are the Southern books that Southern bookstores were […]

Festival to Honor Wilma Dykeman

This year’s Laughing Heart Literary Festival will honor NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Wilma Dykeman: In partnership with Malaprop’s Bookstore, The Laughing Heart Literary Festival is an annual literary festival that brings together writers and readers from the Appalachian region, providing an intimate setting for all to share the experience of books. The festival […]

Introducing NCWN Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. We’ve been introducing our exhibitors over the past couple of couple weeks (check out Part 1 and Part 2….), and here are three more vendors you definitely don’t want to miss. Published since 1992 by East Carolina […]

September 6 is National Read a Book Day

You can make the argument that every day is “Read a Book Day,” because, as writers, we need to be constantly reading both inside and outside of our chosen genre(s). But today, you can really let your freak flag fly and read books in public without shame: it’s “National Read a Book Day.” While this […]

Crook’s Corner Longlist Announced

From the Crook’s Corner Book Prize press release: CHAPEL HILL—The Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation announces its annual Longlist for best debut novels set in the American South. The $5,000 prize will be presented in January, 2018. Modeled on the prestigious literary prizes given by famous Parisian café s such as the Café de Flore […]

Happy Fortieth Anniversary to The Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Review turns forty this year. Established as the Thomas Wolfe Newsletter in 1977, the magazine became The Thomas Wolfe Review with issue 5.1 (Spring, 1981) and permanently switched to a perfect-bound format with issue 14.2 (Fall 1990). The journal is published every Fall. The Thomas Wolfe Review considers the winner of the […]

RIP Blue Ridge Bookfest

For the past eight years, the Blue Ridge Bookfest has been a cultural fixture of Western North Carolina, and an important thread in our state’s literary tapestry. Unfortunately, in an e-mail sent today by festival organizers, we’ve learned that 2016 was the last year for the festival. “Over the eight years we hosted more than […]

North Carolina Authors among SIBA Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2015 SIBA Book Award, which recognizes “great southern literature from the last year.” Included among the finalists are NCWN member and Wilmington resident Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy, which was nominated in the Fiction category. Also nominated in the Fiction […]