The big news on this weekend’s literary calendar in North Carolina is an appearance by North Carolina native Wells Tower, a skilled journalist and masterful short story craftsman whose debut collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, has been earning prime placement in major newspapers and magazines. A profile of Tower, who recently moved to Brooklyn, appeared in the New York Times earlier this month, just on the heels of a cover-page review in the Times‘ book review supplement, praising the author’s “masterly conjuring of his people’s daily existence, his understanding of their emotional dilemmas, his controlled but dazzling language and his effortless ability to turn snapshots of misfits and malcontents into a panoramic cavalcade of American life.”
Sounds intriguing? Catch him Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Durham’s Regulator Bookshop, or on Tuesday, May 5, at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh.
And for a complete list of N.C. readings from the Triangle to the coast, bookmark the MetroBooks calendar.