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October 2018 - News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

October 2018 - News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

This month's #1 on the November 2018 Indie Next List is Scribe by Alyson Hagy!

Dopesick by Beth Macy was one of only five finalists in non-fiction for the 2018 Kirkus Prize, a national prize with a $50,000 stipend.

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash is the 2018 Winner in Literary Fiction of the Southern Book Prize.

Fall 2018 Okra Picks - "The Best Southern Literature, Fresh Off the Vine" - from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association includes:

Yellow Stonefly by Tim Poland

Lorraine by Ketch Secor

Scribe by Alyson Hagy

Backyard Bears by Amy Cherrix

Quiver by Julia Watts


Finalists for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award to be presented on November 17th in Asheville include

Phillip Lewis The Barrowfields
Alexandra Duncan Blight
Denise Kiernon The Last Castle
Heather Bell Adams Maranatha Road
Andrew Denson Monuments to Absence