11/11/2017 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Renaissance Hotel Asheville
31 Woodfin Street
NC 28801
$5 for WNCHA members; $10 for General Public


Coming Soon the Western North Carolina Historical Association will announce the selection of the 62nd winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.

In making the award the Selection Panel noted: “We believe this is a novel that meets the high standards of the Wolfe Award.  Set during the period of Reconstruction in Western North Carolina and engaging with complex and difficult issues, it is elegantly written with strong interesting characters. The Panel especially noted his sympathetic and compelling portrayal of women characters and capitalized effectively on his own intimate knowledge of the region of his own heritage.”

A prize of $1,500 accompanies the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award and will be presented to the author at an annual Award event.  The Award event, followed by a reception, is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 4-6 PM at the Renaissance Hotel (31 Woodfin St, Asheville), directly across the street from The Old Kentucky Home. The award reception is generously being sponsored by the Renaissance Hotel. Event tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for Asheville History Center members. Tickets may be reserved by contacting the Historical Association  at 828-253-9231

* Phil Jamison Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

      * Randy Johnson, Grandfather Mountain

      * Robert Morgan, Dark Energy;

      * Ron Rash, Above the Waterfall.

Both Robert Morgan and Ron Rash are former winners of the Award.