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July 2018 News from the Appalchian Literary Scene

July 2018 News from the Appalchian Literary Scene

Ann Pancake will serve as West Virginia University’s writer-in-residence this fall semester.

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash has won the 2018 Southern Book Prize in the Literary Fiction Category.

The American Booksellers Association has named their July 2018 Indie Next List Preview:  Included is Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin

The Southern Independent Booksellers Association has named their Summer 2018 Okra Picks, Included in their list of books scheduled for publication

For July – Don’t You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son by Mary Carter Bishop and Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty.

For August are The Line That Held Us by David Joy, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy, and The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival by Terry Roberts.

For September – Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Featured authors scheduled for this year’s Lewisburg Literary Festival   include Anna Sale and Nikki Giovanni

The keynote speaker  scheduled at the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is Gail Godwin. Other authors scheduled include Leah Weiss, Joni Tevis, Dan Pierce, Mary Ann Claud, John Carroll Whitener, Lillah Schwartz, and Mallory McDuff,

Among this year’s featured authors scheduled for this year’s On the Same Page: A Celebration of Reading: Ashe County’s Literary Festival are Darnell Arnoult, Phillip Lewis, Jim Minick, and Frank X Walker.

Scheduled presenters at this year’s James Agee Conference for Literature and Arts are Robert Gipe, Jon Sealy, Roger May, and Kelle Jolly.