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Mesha Maren wins NC Writers' Fiction Prize. See about prize.
Bearwallow a finalist
Jeremy Jones has won an IndieFab Award honor for his memoir, Bearwallow.
Indie Awards to Bryan Robinson
Limestone Gumption by Bryan Robinson has won and Idie book award, pluys more. Read here.
See about the Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 10-13 in Raleigh, with workshops in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry led by Scott Huler, Randall Kenan, and Shelby Stephenson.
Children's book awards
See 2014 winners of Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature.
Poet Patrick Bahls
Patrick Bahls, math professor and poet, and his UNCA poetry mentor, Rick Chess, present work at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22. Learn more.
See the finalists for the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
See about the winners of the National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2013 publications.
Gary Hawkins' love poems
Hawkins, Warren Wilson College writing prof, publishes "Five (Occupational) Love Poems"--read them.
WWC MFA instructor is finalist
Mary Szybist is a finalist in poetry for the National Book Award. Read.
South Carolina writers
An excellent new anthology about sense of place includes John Lane and Dpt Jackson. See WNC new books.
Teaching about Appalachia
A new book includes 14 contributions relating to our literature.
Susan Snowden wins prize
Hendersonville author wins IPPY fiction prize for Southern Fried Lies.
2013 Weatherford Awards
Kathy Newfont wins Weatherford non-fiction award for Blue Riudge Commons
L.A. Times best books
Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk won for fiction; see more
Pulitzers and Grantas
April 15, 2013 Pulitzer prizes and Granta awards are announced.
The state of publishing
The Washington Post published a survey: Book experts weigh in on the publishing industry’s revolution.
Kickstarter for authors
Seth Godin, non-fiction author, tells of publishing with one-day fundraising campaign.
Natasha Tretheway named Poet Laureate
Number of printed books sold rose 13.4% this year
Read story in June 4, 2012 Publishers Lunch