Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Miriam Herin whose novel A Stone for Bread (Livingston Press) was short-listed for the 2020 Eric Hoffer Award. The Eric Hoffer Book Award honors salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. In A Stone for Bread, a disgraced poet accused of fabricating Nazi death camp poems breaks a thirty-four-year silence when he tells a young woman about his student year in Paris, his entanglement with a right-wing politician, his love affair with a Parisian shop girl, and his unnerving encounter with the enigmatic Frenchman who, he says, gave him the controversial poems.

Hats Off! to Margaret A. Harrell who is contracted to publish The Hell’s Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic, in coffee-table-sized hard and soft cover, with Norfolk Press in San Francisco. This full-color book contains scans of the letters Hunter wrote Margaret, in large part while she was at Random House as his copy editor/assistant editor to Jim Silberman during the publication of Hell’s Angels. It was a challenge was to get permission to print the Letters, which are intellectual property of the Estate. The memoir is produced in collaboration with poet/professor/performer Ron Whitehead.


Hats Off! to Lynda Black whose creative nonfiction piece "Heartbeats" has been published on The Southeast Review's website.


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