An Evening with Charles Frazier
National Book Award winner and North Carolina literary legend Charles Frazier has just released his fifth novel, The Trackers, and we're thrilled to bring him to Greensboro to celebrate his career and latest work. This event is made possible by the generosity of the University Libraries at UNCG. ** Masking is kindly encouraged at the author's request. Masks will be provided at the venue. **
About the author
CHARLES FRAZIER grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He has been writing critically-acclaimed, best-selling literary fiction for more than 25 years, and his work has been translated into over two dozen languages. Cold Mountain (1997), his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, won the National Book Award, the ABBY Award, the Heartland Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, and was an American Library Association Notable Book. In 2003, Cold Mountain was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film by screenwriter and director Anthony Minghella. Later, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer adapted Cold Mountain into an opera, which premiered at Santa Fe Opera in 2015.
Thirteen Moons (2006), was a New York Times bestseller, won the 2007 SIBA Book Award and the 2007 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Nightwoods (2011), also a New York Times bestseller, is a critically acclaimed literary thriller set in a fictional Western North Carolina town in the early 1960s.
Varina (2018), a critically acclaimed instant New York Times bestseller, is a fictional reimagining of the life of Varina Howell Davis before, during, and after the American Civil War. Charles’s forthcoming fifth novel, The Trackers (April 2023), is set in Depression-era Wyoming, Washington, Florida, and California and conjures up the lives of everyday people during an extraordinary period of history that bears uncanny resemblance to our own. READ MORE ABOUT CHARLES
About the Host
Elaine Neil Orr is the author of two novels, Swimming Between Worlds, finalist for the Phillip H. McMath Prize (2018), and A Different Sun (2013), both with Berkley/Penguin/Random House, and a memoir, Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life (UVaP, 2003), as well as two scholarly books. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry appear in The Missouri Review, Blackbird, and Image Journal, among other places. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Humanities Council. She is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she recently won the Alumni Distinguished Research Award, the university’s highest scholarly recognition. In addition, she serves on the faculty of the low-residency Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville.