Author http://wunc.org en This Dark Road to Mercy http://wunc.org/post/dark-road-mercy <p></p><p><a href="http://www.wileycash.com/" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Wiley Cash</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">'s latest novel, "This Dark Road to Mercy," is set in his hometown&nbsp; of </span>Gastonia<span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">, N.C.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:48:42 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 30014 at http://wunc.org This Dark Road to Mercy Southern Literature Mourns Louis Rubin http://wunc.org/post/southern-literature-mourns-louis-rubin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">William Faulkner may be one of the most well-known writers of the 20th century. But you might not associate his name with southern literature if not for<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/arts/louis-d-rubin-jr-founder-of-algonquin-books-dies-at-89.html?_r=0"> Louis Rubin</a>.&nbsp; </span></font></span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:15:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26352 at http://wunc.org Southern Literature Mourns Louis Rubin A Dad Who Loves Telling Stories Becomes A Published Author http://wunc.org/post/dad-who-loves-telling-stories-becomes-published-author <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt">John Stanley has been telling stories to his twin boys since they were old enough to listen. </span></font></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:47:34 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23487 at http://wunc.org A Dad Who Loves Telling Stories Becomes A Published Author Allan Gurganus Brings His Fictional Town Into The 21st Century http://wunc.org/post/allan-gurganus-brings-his-fictional-town-21st-century <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">For more than 25 years, author <a href="http://www.allangurganus.com/">Allan Gurganus</a> has written about the mystical town of Falls, North</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> Carolina. </span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:12:51 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23088 at http://wunc.org Allan Gurganus Brings His Fictional Town Into The 21st Century Banned Books Back In The News http://wunc.org/post/banned-books-back-news <p><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'">This week is Banned Book Week -- a time to reflect on censored works of literature.<span>&nbsp; </span>Last week, the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-ralph-ellison-invisible-man-banned-north-carolina-20130919,0,3907081.story">Randolph County Board of Education banned the novel &ldquo;The Invisible Man,&rdquo;</a> by Ralph Ellison from school libraries. </span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:48:29 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 22972 at http://wunc.org Banned Books Back In The News New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law http://wunc.org/post/new-novel-tackles-corruption-journalism-and-law <p><font face="Arial"><span>South Carolina lawyer <a href="http://www.jon-buchan.com/">Jon Buchan</a> is fond of saying that all journalists and attorneys have at least one good novel in them. He's been mulling his for years, but he's finally finished and published it. "Code of the Forest" tells the story of a scrappy newspaper, trying to survive an onslaught by a senator determined to silence it. It examines the subtle underpinnings of corruption.</span></font></p><p><font face="Arial"><span>Buchan says that corruption, as he portrays it in his book, is a much more subtle form of influence. One that might infect a politician before they realize it's too late.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:26:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17157 at http://wunc.org New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law Jeff Deaver Breathes New Life Into Popular Character http://wunc.org/post/jeff-deaver-breathes-new-life-popular-character <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Best-selling author <a href="http://www.jefferydeaver.com/">Jeffery Deaver</a> has garnered international acclaim through his murder mystery series of novels featuring former NYPD homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:20:05 +0000 Mark Haywood, Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 16625 at http://wunc.org Jeff Deaver Breathes New Life Into Popular Character 'Big Fish' Author Pens Fifth Novel http://wunc.org/post/big-fish-author-pens-fifth-novel <p><a href="http://www.danielwallace.org/roam/">Daniel Wallace</a> is best known for his debut novel “Big Fish,” which became <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319061/">a Hollywood movie</a>.&nbsp;<span lang="EN">&nbsp;which became</span><span lang="EN"> a Hollywood movie and is soon debuting as a musical. But he's written four more novels since then. His latest is called "The Kings and Queens of Roam," and it follows two sisters as they grow up in an imaginary former textile town.</span> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:18:41 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 15728 at http://wunc.org 'Big Fish' Author Pens Fifth Novel Novel Inspired By Baptist Missionary’s Diary http://wunc.org/post/novel-inspired-baptist-missionary-s-diary-0 <p><a href="http://www.elaineneilorr.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Elaine Neil Orr</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born and raised in Nigeria, the daughter of Baptist Missionaries. When she began writing her memoir about 10 years ago, her mother gave her a keepsake – the 1853 diary of the first Baptist Missionary in Nigeria. This artifact spoke to Orr, and it was the inspiration for her first novel, “A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa” (Berkley Trade/2013). </span> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:59:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 13054 at http://wunc.org Novel Inspired By Baptist Missionary’s Diary Jill McCorkle's First Novel In 17 Years Examines Love And Mortality http://wunc.org/post/jill-mccorkles-first-novel-17-years-examines-love-and-mortality <p></p><p><a href="http://jillmccorkle.com/">Jill </a><a href="http://jillmccorkle.com/">McCorkle</a>'s first novel in 17 years, “Life After Life” (Algonquin/ 2013), is set in a retirement community. There, the dying grapple with life and death in humorous, dark turns. One character moved to the area to be close to the grave of her former lover. Another fakes dementia to avoid having to deal with his adult son. Jill McCorkle joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her newest work.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:54:52 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 12658 at http://wunc.org Jill McCorkle's First Novel In 17 Years Examines Love And Mortality