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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 […]