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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, […]

Books for a Well-Read Life: Algonquin Books

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, published in February by Algonquin Books, was recently named an Oprah 2018 Book Club selection. Congratulations to all: an “instant bestseller” indeed! But even without this eminently recognizable achievement, Algonquin Books has been in the business of producing […]

NCWN’s Spring Conference in the News

As big-league pitcher Dizzy Dean is said to have quipped, “It ain’t braggin’ if you can back it up.” So we feel okay about sharing our news this week that we have set an attendance record for our upcoming Spring Conference on Saturday, April 21. 161 registrants, at least, will join us on the campus […]

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 […]

NCWN at Bookmarks on September 9

For staffers here at the Network, the second Saturday in September marks the unnofficial beginning of Fall. For years now, we’ve had a booth at Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors. Memories abound. There was the afternoon tempest that washed away all the exhibitor booths several years ago. There was blinding heat, last year, which […]

You’re Invited: Reception for Lee Smith Novel Prize

Carolina Wren Press hosts the annual Lee Smith Novel Prize honoring New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith. The inaugural winner is Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux, and CWP will host a reception to celebrate: Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, […]

Quail Ridge Books Celebrates 30 Years of Business

Nancy Olson founded Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh in 1984. Dedicated to providing “carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings,” Quail Ridge has been awarded Publishers’ Weekly Bookseller of the Year, the Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, and the Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. On Sunday, October […]

Announcing the 2014 SIBA Book Award Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2014 SIBA Book Award, and there are several Tar Heel writers and one North Carolina small press among the distinguished list of names. The SIBA Book Award recognizes great southern literature from the last year. These titles represent “booksellers’ favorite hand-sells of the year […]

Memorial Service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

The University of North Carolina’s Friends of the Library will host a memorial service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr., on Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Genome Sciences Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rubin was a beloved editor, novelist, essayist, teacher, and publisher. He and […]

North Carolina Bookwatch this Friday

For 15 years, UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch has celebrated and supported our state’s writers.* This Friday, it’s our turn to support them. Tune in to UNC-TV this Friday, November 30, at 9:30 PM, to see host D. G. Martin* talk to Jill McCorkle* and Lee Smith* about their upcoming novels. Then call 1-800-984-9090 to make […]