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NCWN Members On Crook’s Corner Longlist

The Crook’s Corner Book Prize just announced its longlist for 2022 and two NCWN members are on it: Leah Hampton, whose debut collection F*ckface and other Stories (Henry Holt and Co., 2020) was named a Best Book of 2020 by Slate, Electric Literature, and PopMatters, and Kelly Mustian, whose debut novel The Girls in the […]

NC Writer Wins Crook’s Corner Book Prize

From our friends at the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation: Chapel Hill–As a River by Sion Dayson is the winner of the eighth annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize, which awards $5,000 for the best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s judge, award-winning novelist Monique Truong, chose the winner from the Shortlist announced […]

NC Author on Crook’s Corner Short List

North Carolina author Sion Dayson’s debut novel As a River is on the Crook’s Corner Book Prize shortlist. The $5,000 prize, inspired by the prestigious book awards given by famous Parisian literary cafés, is awarded by the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation and is co-sponsored by the iconic Southern restaurant, Crook’s Corner, in Chapel Hill. […]

2021 Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist

The 2021 Crook’s Corner Book Prize longlist has been announced; this prize awards $5,000 annually to the best debut novel set in the American South. Included on this year’s longlist is Mesha Maren’s novel, Sugar Run (Algonquin Books). Mesha was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and […]

Chapel Hill Native Wins 7th Annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize

From our friends at Crook’s Corner Book Prize: CHAPEL HILL—Devi S. Laskar’s The Atlas of Reds and Blues, published by Counterpoint Press, is the winner of the seventh annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s judge was National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier, who says, “I […]

Crook’s Corner Book Prize Announces Shortlist

From our friends at the Crook’s Corner Book Prize: CHAPEL HILL, NC – Three wildly various books by emerging writers will vie for the fifth Crook’s Corner Book Prize, awarded each year to the best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s Shortlist for the $5,000 prize includes books featuring: a whip-smart eleven-year-old […]

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 […]