Visualizing NC’s Literary Landscape

UNC Greensboro and the North Carolina Center for the Book have collaborated to develop their new Web-based tool, A Literary Map of North Carolina.  You can use the map to browse by geographic location, author, or genre.


The comprehensive project includes works (fiction, biographies, histories, poetry, plays, and children’s literature) written about North Carolina, works set in North Carolina, and works by authors who were born in North Carolina, who live or have lived in North Carolina, or who have written about North Carolina.

…  And don’t forget to visit NCM’s sister blog, Read North Carolina Novels!

Smith Bagley, Tar Heel in absentia


Death noted: Smith Bagley, Reynolds tobacco heir and Democratic Party fundraiser, at age 74 in Bethesda, Md., after a stroke. Though born in Manhattan, reared in Greenwich, Conn., and educated at Washington & Lee, Bagley considered himself sufficiently rooted in North Carolina to run for Congress in the Fifth District in both 1966 and 1968.


Pictured: Pinback buttons from the collection for Bagley’s campaigns. Does anybody know which years they represent?