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Mon, Sep 30


University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Thomas Wolfe Prize

2019 Thomas Wolfe Prize awarded to Dorothy Allison

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Thomas Wolfe Prize
Thomas Wolfe Prize

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Sep 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – Oct 01, 2019, 9:00 PM

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Genome Sciences Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

About the Event


The Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture honors the memory of one of The  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s most famous alumni, Thomas  Clayton Wolfe (Class of 1920). Established in 1999 the program recognizes contemporary  writers with distinguished bodies of work. The Department of English bestows this prize each fall, around the  time of Wolfe’s October 3 birthday. In addition to receiving prize money  and a medal, the honored writer comes to campus as the University’s  guest and delivers a lecture, which is free and open to the public. Past winners include: Jill McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, Al Young, Tom Wolfe, and Gillian Welch. This year's honoree is Dorothy Allison, author of the award winning books, Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller, Two or Three Things I know for Sure, Skin, and Trash. 

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