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A Teacher in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas Our pandemic blog series continues this week with an interview with Jeremy B. Jones, a professor at Western Carolina University and author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland (Blair, 2014), which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent […]

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 […]