Stalking the Authors of Appalachia

eBook - 2004
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Stephen Kirk, author of Scribblers, is an editor and would-be literary gadfly. Taking Asheville as his canvas, he learns stories of the area's legendary authors and interviews some of its contemporary greats. Meanwhile, he also seeks out writers living in the shadows of the famous. He meets genre authors who make their living penning romances, Westerns, and mysteries. He immerses himself in the culture of writers' groups and conferences, exploring the hopes and frustrations of the unpublished and self-published. For every well-known author, there are a thousand folks laboring in obscurity. What drives them so hard, given such a remote chance of success? Scribblers is ultimately a humorous, sympathetic examination of the writer's urge, set against the background of a noted literary town. Its Woody Allen-style narrator, who wants to be in the club as badly as the rest, casts a critical eye on his own efforts as he flubs a few interviews, commits a faux pas here and there, and gradually finds his way
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : John F. Blair, Publisher, 2004
ISBN: 9780895874610
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (254 p.)


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