“Robert Morgan’s latest novel, recently out in paperback, is set in pre-Civil War times. It follows a crafty teenage runaway slave on a northward journey toward freedom. From the Carolina mountains all the way to Ithaca, N.Y., he finds dangers, adventures and comedy.”
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
Rash will read from and discuss his new novel at UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
“It’s [Rash’s] material,” Smith says. “What I take the most credit for is knowing good material when I find it.”
This sentence appears in the preface to Above the Waterfall, the newest novel by Ron Rash: “I watch last light lift off level land.” It’s just one of thousands of slight, deftly crafted lines. But there, before the story even begins, Rash slows the pace and announces himself, not just as a craftsman of rich, dark Southern fiction but also as a poet. He’ll present the novel at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Serena, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was filmed in the Czech Republic. Similarly, Civil War drama Cold Mountain, from the book by local author Charles Frazier, was filmed mostly in Romania. The World Made Straight, however, was a North Carolina production through and through, down to — and because of — its directors.
A natural storyteller, Ron Rash has held audiences spellbound at many events across Western North Carolina — and around the country — over the past two decades. Not only do his works of poetry and prose speak to readers in the Carolinas, Hollywood has tapped two of his novels for big-screen adaptations. Serena (starring Jennifer […]
Malaprop’s and Xpress collaborate on this reading group, featuring works from WNC authors.
The roster includes other local writers Ron Rash, Sara Gruen and Stephanie Perkins, as well as many authors who visited Asheville last year.