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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 […]

Literary Community In the Time of Covid

By Deonna Kelli Sayed Imagine: the book that you worked on for years is released right before a global pandemic. This sounds like a plot one might read in a bestselling thriller, but it is a reality authors and publishers are struggling to navigate. Wilmington-based Melody Moezzi launched her new memoir, The Rumi Prescriptions: How […]

Fellowship of Southern Writers Award Winners

Possibly lost in the mayhem of the last two weeks: The Fellowship of Southern Writers has announced their 2020 award winners. North Carolina author Wiley Cash won the Hillsdale Award for Fiction. Cash is The New York Times bestselling author of three novels, including The Last Ballad, winner of the Southern Book Prize for Literary […]

Oxford American Unveils Stylish New Look

With its Fall, 2019, issue, Oxford American, arguably the premier glossy publication of the South, unveiled a new look: Featuring an updated cover design, new fonts, and a higher page count to accommodate more fine art and photography, the magazine has been redesigned to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for readers. Highlights include […]

We’re in Oxford American!

It’s something music fans and readers of Southern literature look forward to each year: the annual Southern Music Issue from Oxford American, when the distinguished magazine highlights the music of one Southern state. This year’s issue is devoted entirely to North Carolina (with Nina Simone on the cover!), and if you haven’t already done so, […]

The 2018 NC Literary and Historical Association Awards

On Friday, October 26, in a ceremony in Greenville, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association honored their 2018 award recipients. The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, established in 1900, is among the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation. For more than a century, they’ve worked to tirelessly to promote the Office […]

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, […]

Wiley Cash Launches Open Canon Book Club

This summer, New York Times bestselling novelist and North Carolina native Wiley Cash launched the Open Canon Book Club, an online community designed to “introduce readers to voices and portrayals of the American experience they may not have otherwise encountered in their day-to-day lives, their education, or their book club meetings.” Cash believes that “literary […]

Wiley Cash Wins 2018 Southern Book Prize

North Carolina author Wiley Cash has won the 2018 Southern Book Prize in “Literary” Fiction for his novel The Last Ballad. Books that win the Southern Book Prize are: Nominated by booksellers and their customers, vetted by bookstores and selected by a jury of Southern booksellers, these are the Southern books that Southern bookstores were […]