NC State Professor’s Novel Connects Her Two Worlds of Africa and the South
Author and NC State Professor of English Elaine Neil Orr explores the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem, NC, in her new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds."
The Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017
The Washington Post has included NC State professor John Kessel's latest novel — The Moon and the Other — among its top five science fiction picks for 2017.
Belle Boggs: The Art of Waiting
Belle Boggs discusses her book, "The Art of Waiting" with D.G. Martin, host of WUNC-TV's Bookwatch. Boggs directs NC State's MFA in Creative Writing program.
From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ — War, Movies and Sam Fuller
A new book by NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon focuses in depth on the war films of director, producer and screenwriter Sam Fuller.
Alumna’s Novel Inspires Streaming Series on Zelda Fitzgerald
Alumna Therese Fowler is headed for the red carpet. The 2005 MFA in creative writing grad is in New York this week for the premiere of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a new TV series adapted from the pages of her 2013 novel about Zelda Fitzgerald.
Alumna’s Cookbook Celebrates Food of Eastern North Carolina
Before she built a hugely successful farm-to-table restaurant in Kinston, N.C., and became the star of a PBS documentary series on her life in the kitchen and as the mother of two young children, alumna Vivian Howard dreamed of becoming a food writer.
‘A Lee Chip’ Captures the Sound of an Island
When Caroline Myrick first went to the Caribbean island of Saba in 2012, she had no idea that she’d be publishing a dictionary on the native language four years later.
Now Streaming: Alumna’s Novel Being Transformed into Amazon TV Series
Last summer, author and NC State alumna Therese Fowler added a new title to her resume: TV producer. After being invited to Savannah, Georgia, for the filming of a new Amazon Studios pilot, Fowler watched as Christina Ricci and a cast of supporting actors played out scenes inspired by Fowler’s latest book, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.” Amazon has since ordered a full season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” a bio-series based on Fowler’s 2013 New York Times bestseller.
Exploring the Magic of ‘Life After Life’
After a 17 year hiatus, storytelling virtuoso Jill McCorkle has published her sixth novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle, a professor in NC State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, says that the novel was "a long time coming."
Different Countries Inspire ‘A Different Sun’
Inspired by a childhood abroad, Professor of English Dr. Elaine Orr is publishing her first novel, "A Different Sun."