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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Pittsboro novelist Dori Ann Dupré who published her first short story, "Yellow," in the Pen Name Publishing Winter 2016 Anthology On Life and Living. All proceeds from the sale of this Anthology go to Colon Cancer Research at UNC Lineberger Cancer Hospital.

 

Hats Off! to NCWN board member Alice Osborn, who is now editor of Wake Living magazine. The Winter 2016 issue mentions the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and the 2016 inductees—Clyde Edgerton, Margaret Maron, and Carl Sandburg—as part of a larger profile on Southern Pines (see page 88).

 

Hats Off! to Peter Makuck whose short-story collection Wins and Losses was a December "Read of the Month" and favorably reviewed in Southern Literary Review. "Makuck gets under the skins of his characters so that the reader understands why they are acting the way they are, though the protagonists themselves may not realize why," writes reviewer Brendan Galvin. "This constitutes a deep understanding of the human condition as it exists in today’s America, so often tinged with narcissism and permanent immaturity, and in part explains why Makuck has been compared to such fiction masters as John Cheever and John Updike, among others."

 

 
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