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Three NCWN Members Long-Listed for National Book Awards

Three members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network have been long-listed for the 2021 National Book Awards. Threa Almontaser has been nominated in Poetry for her collection, The Wild Fox of Yemen (Graywolf Press). Jason Mott has been nominated in Fiction for his new novel, Hell of a Book (Dutton). NC Literary Hall of Fame […]

What Other States Offer Literary Halls of Fame?

On Sunday, October 7, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Penelope Niven, and Marsha White Warren will join the sixty writers currently enshrined. We’re not the only Southern state to offer a Literary or “Writers” Hall of Fame. The Alabama […]

O’Connor and McCullough

I never trust admonitions about “how to be a writer”: “If you want to be a writer, you must . . .”; “A real writer should . . .”  Really, all you have to do to be a writer is write; all you should do to be a writer is work really, really hard at […]