Carolina Writers at Home

Editor: Meg Reid

Photographer: Rob McDonald

Softcover (ISBN: 978-1-938235-17-1 )
$24.95

Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-938235-18-4 )
$34.95

Carolina Writers at Home: Twenty-five writers from North and South Carolina write about the houses they live in, with 110 accompanying black and white photographs by Rob McDonald.

Publication Date: Oct 2015
Dimensions: 8 x 10 in.
224 pages

Learn more about the authors and book tour here at www.carolinawritersathome.com

From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable Southern authors—including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Alan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker—have forged their writing lives. The homes in these twenty-five essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer, and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald's evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit.

From the simple pleasures of Cassandra King’s writing room, to the hilarious and sometimes terrifying intrusions of curious wildlife in George Singleton’s realm, this unique anthology invites the reader to step inside some of the South’s best loved writers’ private worlds and see what makes their houses truly their own. It shows how collections of objects can transform a simple house into Daniel Wallace's ark or Josephine Humphreys' museum, creating a sheltering place for a creative mind at work. Carolina Writers at Home pays homage to those who have taken inspiration from the beauty and singularity of the Carolina landscape and turned it into the written word.

Carolina Writers at Home is available in an over sized hardcover and a high-quality paperback with french flaps.

Contributors:

Dan Albergotti, Joseph Bathanti, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Elizabeth Cox, Thomas Rain Crowe, Bronwen Dickey, Clyde Edgerton, Nikky Finney, Keith Flynn, David Gessner, Allan Gurganus, Josephine Humphreys, Dot Jackson, Holly Goddard Jones, Cassandra King, Drew Lanham, Dorianne Laux, Zelda Lockhart, Bret Lott, Ed Madden, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, Roger Pinckney, George Singleton, and Daniel Wallace.

Meg Reid

Meg Reid is an editor and nonfiction writer living in South Carolina. Her essays have appeared most recently in Chautauqua and Matter Journal, and online for the Oxford American, Fringe, and the Rumpus. She is the Assistant Director of Hub City Writers Project and Press.

Rob McDonald

Rob McDonald teaches literature and writing at Virginia Military Institute, where he is currently Associate Dean of the Faculty. The recipient of a 2013 fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Rob’s work is in the collection of many private and public collections. Rob is a native of rural Marion County, South Carolina.