Blair, based in Durham, has just re-released Silas House’s Appalachian trilogy in new paperback editions:
- Clay’s Quilt, reintroduced by Americana musician Tyler Childers
- A Parchment of Leaves, with appreciation from author Amy Greene
- The Coal Tattoo, with notes from Silas House himself
Silas House gave the Keynote Address at the NCWN 2011 Fall Conference in Asheville. He is The New York Times bestselling author of six novels, one book of creative nonfiction, and three plays. He teaches at Berea College and in the Spalding University School of Writing.
The Coal Tattoo was named the Appalachian Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize. A Parchment of Leaves was the winner of the Award for Special Achievement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize.
The three companion novels form a rich tableau of life in rural mountain Kentucky that remains incredibly popular to this day.
Blair is nonprofit press combining the lists of Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher.
They strive to publish quality writing, focusing on authors and subjects historically neglected by mainstream publishers, including women, people of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBT authors. True to their roots in North Carolina, they look to the many voices of the Southâ€”and beyondâ€”as sources of work and inspiration.