Live Stream: Wayne Caldwell launches Requiem by Fire, in conversation with Terry Roberts

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This new edition of Wayne Caldwell's Requiem by Fire is the first of many books published by Malaprop's own Leaning Chair Press! Click here to RSVP for this event. Prior to the event, we will email you with the link required to attend.

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Wayne Caldwell is the author of the novels Cataloochee (2007) and Requiem by Fire (2010). He has won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association and the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Woodsmoke is his first collection of poetry, coming February od 2021. He lives with his wife, Mary, just west of Asheville, on land that has been in her family since 1831. In his spare time, he works up firewood.

Terry Roberts debut novel, A Short Time to Stay Here, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and his second novel, That Bright Land, won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award as well as the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South. Both novels won the annual Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, given to the author of the best novel written by a North Carolinian.

Roberts’ third novel, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival, published in August of 2018, was a finalist for both the Thomas Wolfe Literary Prize and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award. His new novel, My Mistress’ Eyes Are Raven Black, is coming from Turner in July 2021.

Born and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina, Roberts lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Lynn. 

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Requiem By Fire Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780965865708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Leaning Chair Press - November 24th, 2020

Cataloochee: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812973730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 10th, 2008

Woodsmoke Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781949467390
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Blair - February 23rd, 2021

That Bright Land Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781630269753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - June 14th, 2016

The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684421633
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Turner - August 21st, 2018

A Short Time to Stay Here Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681629513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - December 6th, 2016