Books

Apr 8, 2018  |  News and Observer

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."

Jan 2, 2018  |  Washington Post

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.

Nov 9, 2017  |  WUNC-TV Bookwatch

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.

May 24, 2017  |  WUNC-FM

A Poet Reflects On The Strangeness of America

State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Jon Thompson about his career as a poet and writer. Thompson is an English professor at NC State University. He is also the founding editor of “Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics” and the editor of “Free Verse Editions.”

Mar 8, 2017

Revealing a Different Side of President Carter

In her new book, Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War, NC State Professor of History Nancy Mitchell draws on her research to reveal a side of the president few have seen. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected the book for its 2016 Douglas Dillon Award, a prestigious honor given to the best book about the process of diplomacy.

Feb 13, 2017  |  NC State News

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.

Jan 23, 2017

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.

Nov 23, 2016  |  Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

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.

Nov 3, 2016  |  Foreign Languages and Literatures News

New Book Reveals Letters from Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo to Her Mother

When it comes to the great artists of Mexico, “the big three” — David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera — usually come to mind. These were truly some of the most amazing artists of Mexico, but there was one more artist that hailed from this country with a talent for art, and her name is Frida Kahlo. Recently, Foreign Languages and Literature professor Dr. Héctor Jaimes published the book Tu hija Frida: Cartas a mamá, Spanish for Your Daughter Frida: Letters to Mom that contains a critical compilation of letters written by Kahlo during her time in the United States in the 1930’s, and that was released last October by one of Latin America's most prestigious publishing houses, Siglo XXI.

Nov 2, 2016  |  Foreign Languages and Literatures

Professor’s Book Documents Ties Between North Carolina, France

The United States has been influenced by many cultures over the past centuries, and it can be seen in food, names, architecture and more. Dudley Marchi, a professor of art and society in France at NC State, specifically uncovered the influence of France in North Carolina in his recent book, FraNCe: The French Heritage of North Carolina.