The latest in news and events from John F. Blair, Publisher

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JULY 2012

July 13, 2012
Blair announces Fall 2012 titles | Blog post


JUNE 2012

June 25, 2012
Binocular Vision, by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Books) and 27 Views of Chapel Hill, introduction by Daniel Wallace (Eno Publishers), receive ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards.  God Bless America, by Steve Almond, receives an honorable mention. | Blog post

June 1, 2012
Murder on Music Row: A Music Industry Thriller, by debut novelist Stuart Dill, receives a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal in the mystery/cozy/noir category | Blog post

MAY 2012

May 1, 2012
Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue, by Bob Garner, is published | Press release

APRIL 2012

April 1, 2012
I’ve Had It Up to Here with Teenagers, by Melinda Rainey Thompson, is published | Press release

April 1, 2012
North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, by Erik Lars Myers, is published | Press release

MARCH 2012

March 31, 2012
Stephanie Tyson speaks at UCF Book Festival | Blog post

March 9, 2012
National Book Critics Circle fiction prize goes to Edith Pearlman | Blog post

March 6, 2012
Frye Gaillard receives Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing | Blog post


February 1, 2012
Gullah Culture in America, by Wilbur Cross, Foreword by Emory Shaw Campbell, is published | Press release


November 2, 2011
Chris Hartley and Ann Greenleaf Wirtz take home the Willie Parker Peace Prize | Blog post


October 25, 2011
Audible launches “Neil Gaiman Presents,” a line of audio books, and The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break is one of the first five audio books released | Blog post

October 14, 2011
Blair attends the Southern Festival of Books | Blog post

October 13, 2011
Binocular Vision
(Lookout Books), by Edith Pearlman, is selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction | Blog post

October 7, 2011
Steve Almond, author of God Bless America (Oct. 25, 2011, Lookout Books), shares some background on his satirical book and his true feelings for America | Blog post

October 1, 2011
Murder on Music Row: A Music Industry Thriller, by Stuart Dill,  is published and receives glowing reviews from literary and country music media alike. | Press release | Reviews


September 17, 2011
Blair heads to SIBA 2011 | Blog post


August 1, 2011
Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook,by chef Stephanie L. Tyson, is published | “Everything about this book is correct except the title. Anyone with a taste bud in their mouth should follow these recipes and open their mouth,” says Maya Angelou  Press release

JULY 2011

JUNE 2011

June 28, 2011
ForeWord Book of the Year Award winners announced | Blog post

June 23, 2011
Tasia Malakasis’s Belle Chevre fromagerie donates to Alabama tornado relief | Blog post

June 13, 2011
Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Winham passes away | Blog post

June 9, 2011
Edith Pearlman wins PEN/Malamud Award | Blog post

MAY 2011

May 25, 2011
Ted Dunagan nominated for 47th Georgia Author of the Year Award for The Secret of the  Satilfa. | Blog post.

May 16, 2011
Three titles from Blair and distributed lines receive 2011 IPPY Awards | Press Release 

May 1, 2011
A second edition of Touring Virginia’s and West Virginia’s Civil War Sites, by Clint Johnson, is published. | Press Release

May 1, 2011
A second edition of Touring the Carolinas’ Civil War Sites, by Clint Johnson, is published. | Press Release

MARCH 2011

March 15, 2011
Kathleen Koch discusses with Bruce DuPuyt of TBD TV what she learned after Hurricane Katrina and how we can apply it to the catastrophe in Japan. | TV interview

March 11, 2011
Five Blair titles selected as ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year finalists | Press Release

March 1, 2011
Tales from a Free-Range Childhood, by Donald Davis, receives glowing review from New York Journal of Books | Book review

March 1, 2011
Tales from a Free-Range Childhood is a 2011 Spring Okra Pick


Fishing North Carolina gives anglers a complete guide to the state’s finest fishing destinations | News release

Take a fresh look at the Volunteer State’s legends and folk tales in Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee by Christopher K. Coleman | News release


Foreword Reviews reviews Donald Davis’s Tales from a Free-Range Childhood: “…a well-told true story is comfort food for the soul, and Davis’s book is nourishing.” | Book review

Kirkus Reviews reviews Donald Davis’s Tales from a Free-Range Childhood: “…Storyteller Davis conjures humorous tales from his boyhood, packaging them in memoir form. The author’s humor often takes on a grandfatherly tone—innocent and innocuous—allowing an older generation of readers to ease into a comfortable nostalgia…” | Book review

New York Times Book Review reviews Binocular Vision (Lookout Books): “Pearlman’s view of the world is large and compassionate, delivered through small, beautifully precise moments. Her characters inhabit terrain that all of us recognize, one defined by anxieties and longing, love and grief, loss and exultation. These quiet, elegant stories add something significant to the literary landscape.” | Book review


Donald Davis takes readers back to good ol’ southern Appalachia in Tales from a Free-Range Childhood | News release


Publishers Weekly gives starred review to Binocular Vision (Lookout Books): “A finely tuned collection…. This should win new converts for Pearlman.” | Book review


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