As the Book Review Editor at the News & Observer of Raleigh, I had the great good fortune to work with Fred Chappell and Robert Morgan after they had already established themselves as leading Appalachian writers who were masters of almost every literary form, including short stories, poetry and the novel.
Many people assume that everyone in publishing dreams of being a writer, that they’d all rather be hacks than flacks.
For most writers, 25 short story collections would be three careers. For Joyce Carol Oates it’s just a notch on her heavyweight title belt as the World’s Most Prolific Literary Artist.
We are honored to welcome the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan to Top Ten Land.