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Native Son, Famously Adapted by NC Playwright, Receives New Treatment

Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son sold 250,000 copies in hardcover within three weeks of being published. Not without controversy for its unflinching portrayal of the racial divide in America that existed at the time, Native Son has remained in print despite being frequently banned and challenged. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul […]

Nominate a Deserving Writer for NC Award in Literature

The North Carolina Awards are open for nominations through April 15. The North Carolina Awards are the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Facilitated by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the awards recognize leaders in Fine Arts, Public Service, Science, and Literature. Last year’s winner in Literature was poet and […]

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer Honored with John Tyler Caldwell Award

NCWN trustee Dr. Margaret D. Bauer is the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities from the North Carolina Humanities Council. This is the Council’s most prestigious honor. This award recognizes Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in North Carolina. Dr. […]

Kenan Theatre Company Mounts Paul Green Play

The Kenan Theatre Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the musical comedy Johnny Johnston November 20-24. The book was written by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul Green with music by Kurt Weil. Johnny Johnston is based on Jaroslav Hasek’s satiric novel The Good Soldier Švejk, and […]