All's Well That Ends Well: North Carolina Literature at Its Apex

Sat, May 20, 2023
Greensboro Cultural Center Van Dyke Performance Space (1st Floor)

Greensboro Bound helps celebrate Algonquin Books on its 40th anniversary by bringing two of North Carolina's most celebrated writers. Lee Smith and Daniel Wallace remain at their peak with these two new works that address end of life issues with typical humor, energy, and emotional depth. We're all grateful for their continued contribution to the reading and writing life.

About the authors

LEE SMITH is the author of fourteen novels, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Saving Grace, and Guests on Earth, as well as four collections of short stories, including Me and My Baby View the Eclipse and News of the Spirit. Her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as a co-winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. A retired professor of English at North Carolina State University, she has received an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Literature.

DANIEL WALLACE is the author of six novels, including Big Fish, which was adapted and released as a movie and a Broadway musical. His novels have been translated into over three-dozen languages. His essays and interviews have been published in The Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, Poets & Writers and Our State magazine, where he was, for a short time, the barbecue critic. His short stories have appeared in over fifty magazines and periodicals. He was awarded the Harper Lee Award, given to a nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. He was inducted into the Alabama Literary Hall of Fame in 2022. He is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. READ MORE ABOUT DANIEL

About the Host
Molly Sentell Haile is a writer and educator whose short stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, The North Carolina Literary Review, Epiphany, and elsewhere. She is a Doris Betts Fiction Prize winner and a Pushcart and O. Henry Award nominee. A graduate of Davidson College and UNCG’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, Molly teaches creative writing classes for people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers at Hirsch Wellness Network in Greensboro.

This event is sponsored by:

Historical Book Club of North Carolina