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Jayne Ann Phillips has scored a starred review in the August 17th issue of Publishers Weekly for The Collected Breece D’J Pancake: Stories, Fragments, Letters which she has edited. The review concludes, “With its impressive quantity of annotation and tribute, this omnibus offers Pancake fans a deeper look at the artist and will go a long way to inviting others to join this legion.” George Singleton scored a starred review in the July 17th issue of Publishers Weekly for his book, You Want More: Selected Stories of George Singleton due to be published in September. The review concludes, “Fans and...

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Glenis Redmond has been selected for South Carolina’s highest award for achievement in the arts, the Verner Award, for 2020. She is the Poet-in-Residence at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina and founded the Greenville poetry slam and co-founded the Asheville, North Carolina youth poetry slam. She has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. Her most recent poetry book is What My Hand Say (2016), and she contributed to two anthologies last year, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia and Furious Flower.   Among the books included in Publishers Weekly’s FALL ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE: In HISTORY The...

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The Charlotte Observer recommends ten books for our spring and summer reading. They include: Outbound Train by Renea Winchester of Whittier, North Carolina Bells for Eli by Susan Beckham Zurenda of Spartanburg, South Carolina   When These Mountains Burn by David Joy, due out on August 18th, is on the Southern Independent  Booksellers Alliance’s Okra Picks for Summer 2020.

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The Fellowship of Southern Writers has announced their 2020 Awards: Four of their seven awards went to writers with connections to the Appalachian South. James Still Award for Writing About the Appalachian South goes to Michael Croley, a native of Corbin, Kentucky, who teaches at Denison University. He is the author of Any Other Place: Stories. He is pictured above. The Hillsdale Award for Fiction goes to Wiley Cash. He is writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His latest novel is The Last Ballad. The Donald Justice Award for Poetry goes to Frank X. Walker. He teaches...

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The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels, scheduled for a May 19th release has received a great deal of positive notice. It is one of Entertainment Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020, 0 Magazine’s 31 LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020, BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020, Atlanta Journal Constitution’s  10 Southern Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020, Bitch Media’s 27 Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020, Xtra 12 LGBTQ Books You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020, and a Spring 2020 Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Alliance Also a Spring 2020 Okra...

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