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Author Interview Archive

Here is an archive list of UNC Press Author Q & A's that we've compiled. For more information or to contact any of these authors, contact:

Gina Mahalek
Director of Publicity
(919) 962-0581
e-mail: Gina_Mahalek@unc.edu



Victoria E. Bynum, author of The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, discusses three Unionist strongholds in the South.


Shalom L. Goldman, author of Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land, discusses how Christian support helped create the state of Israel.


Laura Browder, author of When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans, shares her experience documenting women combat veterans.


John Biewen, editor, with Alexa Dilworth, of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, discuss the art of story telling for a radio audience.


Daniel Pierce, author of Real NASCAR: White Lightening, Red Clay, and Big Bill France, explains how a college history professor came to have one side of a Dodge Challenger bolted to his office wall.


Barbara Sicherman, author of Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women, discusses the important role of reading in women's lives.


Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, author of Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians, shares her fascination with one of the world's most diverse biosystems.


Leonard Rogoff, author of Down Home: Jewish life in North Carolina, explores the roots of North Carolina's Jewish Community.


Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author of David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City, explains why it's time to take note of this overlooked hero.


Michael J. Allen, author of Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam War, explains why we refuse to give up the search for those left behind in Vietnam.


Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, explores our memory of the heroic Civil War general and 18th President of the United States.


Robert L. Lippson and Alice Jane Lippson, authors of Life along the Inner Coast: A Naturalist's Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers, and Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West, invite you to journey with them down the Intracoastal Waterway, exploring the diverse flora and fauna along the way.


Marianne Gingher, editor of Long Story Short: Flash Fiction by Sixty-five of North Carolina's Finest Writers, explains why short is beautiful.

As another football season kicks off, Michael Oriard, author of Bowled Over: Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era, offers an insider's perspective on the evolution of the college game.


Foy Allen Edelman, author of Sweet Carolina: Favorite Desserts and Candies from the Old North State, satisfies sweet tooths everywhere with her collection of North Carolina desserts.


William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues, sings the praises of Mississippi blues musicians.


Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., author of Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society, tells you why that trip to the doctor might not be so necessary.


Jennifer L. Etnier, author of Bring Your "A" Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness, reveals how to get your head into the game.


Just say "No" to powertools! A conversation with Roy Underhill, whose new book The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge, celebrates his thirty years as America's master of traditional woodcraft.

A conversation with John Shelton Reed, Dale Volberg Reed, and William McKinney, authors of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue, on barbecue as a badge of identity.


A conversation with Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., author of Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America, on what every patient needs to know.


Judith Walzer Leavitt author of Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room, delivers a fascinating account of the evolving role of fathers in childbirth.

Here's a "tweet" for you! John Yow, author of The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds, takes flight with his tales of the fascinating everyday birds in his own backyard.

A conversation with Lars Schoultz , whose That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution , documents the ups and downs of 50 years of U.S. relations with Cuba on the eve of the anniversary of the Cuban revolution.

A conversation with Nicholas L. Syrett author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities , explores the bonds of brotherhood.

Lois Shepherd, author of If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo, investigates the lasting significance of the controversial case.

Chat with Paul Gootenberg, author of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug, about our long history with the demon leaf.

Gary R. Bunt, author of iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam, explores the rise of digital Islam.

Acclaimed historian Gerda Lerner, author of Living with History / Making Social Change, on pioneering a new field and why we need Women's History Month now more than ever.

Meghan Winchell, author of Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II on the young women who supported the "greatest generation."

Stan Ulanski, author of The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic, on the Atlantic Ocean's superhighway.

Patrick Johnson's book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South gives voice to a thriving, long-neglected southern community.

Anna R. Hayes, author of Without Precedent, on the unprecedented career of North Carolina Chief Justice Susie Marshall Sharp.

Barbara Duncan, author of The Origin of the Milky Way and Other Living Stories of the Cherokee, on the living tales that preserve Cherokee culture.

Gordon Hutner, author of What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960, recalls forgotten novels that can still move us.

A conversation with William S. Powell, esteemed author of the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, the first single-volume reference to the events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined the state.

Spotlight on Sallie Ann Robinson, author of Cooking the Gullah Way, Morning, Noon and Night, on recipes, remedies, and times gone by.

Nancy Carter Crump offers a taste of the past in Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Todays Hearth and Cookstove.

A conversation with Charles Reagan Wilson, series editor of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture on the South's changing nature and how the region has developed important local, national, and international roles.

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