UNC College authors win top N.C. book awards

Authors Michael Chitwood and Daniel Wallace, who teach creative writing at Carolina, have won the top book awards for poetry and fiction respectively from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Chitwood received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry for Spill, his sixth collection of poems. Carolina faculty have won the award six times out of the past nine years; Chitwood also won it in 2003. Wallace, the J.Ross Macdonald Professor of English and Creative Writing, received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction for Mr. Sebastian and The Negro Magician. Wallace’s 1998 book, Big Fish, was made into a movie by Tim Burton. Read the rest of the story. Wallace is also featured in a cover story in the latest edition of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine. You can also listen to an interview with him on the WUNC-FM radio program State of Things: Part I and Part II.


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