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Craig Nova

Craig Nova

Craig Nova

Craig Nova is the award-winning author of 14 novels and one autobiography. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Men's Journal, among others. He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005 he was named Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Brook Trout and the Writing Life
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Chapel Hill in Plain Sight
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Daphne Athas

Daphne Athas is well known in the literary world as a prolific author and well-respected creative writing teacher. She has published four novels, several nonfiction books, a poetry collection, a play, and numerous essays, review and articles. Her 1971 novel, Enter Ephesus,  was named one of the best books of the year by Time Magazine. Her latest book, Gram-O-Rama: Breaking the Rules, a maverick grammar text, addresses the gap between classic grammar and cyber sound-byte language through hearing, word-play, and performance art. She is the recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts awards and two Sir Walter Raleigh awards. She also has been honored with the Pushcart Prize, New American Writers Award and the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities award. 

 

She was a Lecturer in the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1968 until her retirement in 2009. She lives in Chapel Hill, next door to the home she describes building with her family and friends in Chapel Hill in Plain Sight.

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Helen Kraus & Anne Spafford

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Suzy Barile

Suzy Barile

Suzy Barile

Undaunted Heart

The True Story of a Southern Belle & a Yankee General

After a 25-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor, Suzy Barile now teaches English and journalism at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, N.C. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned a master's degree from North Carolina State University.

The great-great granddaughter of Ella Swain Atkins and General Smith Dykins Atkins, Suzy Barile discovered in her mother’s attic the letters Ella wrote to her own parents. Ella’s letters inspired her to research the much-storied romance of Ella Swain and General Atkins.

An award-winning writer, Suzy Barile has contributed to the North Carolina Encyclopedia (ed. William S. Powell) and the Book of American Traditions (ed. Emyl Jenkins). Her articles have appeared in the Cary (NC) News, Triangle (NC) Business Journal, News & Observer [Raleigh], among other publications.

In 2001, Suzy Barile won a Paul Green Multi-Media Award from the N.C. Society of Historians for her presentation of “The Governor's Daughter and The Yankee General.” She is co-editor of “The Papers of Richard Caswell [N.C.’s Revolutionary War-era governor], for the N.C. Office of Archives & History.

She lives in Harmony, North Carolina.