Carolina Mountains Literary Festival 2023 Keynote Speaker - Jason Mott

Images shows the cover of Hell of a Book with headshot of author Jason Mott

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is excited to present New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jason Mott. Jason lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.

Make plans to join us for an intimate in-conversation program with National Book Award Winner, author Jason Mott.  Moderated by AMY Regional Director Amber Westall Briggs, this keynote program is one you’ll not want to miss.  Additional details to be released soon. Book signing to follow.

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Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and “…hide behind me…” He is the author of three novels: The Returned, The Wonder of All Things, and The Crossing.

The Returned, Jason’s debut novel, was adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. It aired on the ABC network under the title “Resurrection.”

Jason’s fourth novel, Hell Of A Book, was released in the summer of 2021 and received the 2021 National Book Award. It’s a story that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole. Photo: Michael Becker

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Event address: 
Burnsville, NC
Hell of a Book: A Novel By Jason Mott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593330982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - June 28th, 2022