The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food
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About the Author
Jill McCorkle's first two novels were released simultaneously when she was just out of college, and the New York Times called her "a born novelist." Since then, she has published six novels and four collections of short stories, and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories several times, as well as The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Five of her books have been New York Times Notable books, and her most recent novel, Life After Life, was a New York Times bestseller. She has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Garden and Gun, the Atlantic, and other publications. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard, where she also chaired the department of creative writing. She is currently a faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is affiliated with the MFA program at North Carolina State University.
"Read The Carolina Table and you pull up your chair to the best groaning boards in the state."
--Frances Mayes, who wrote most recently Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
"If it's true that by knowing what we eat, we know who we are, then The Carolina Table serves us up a cultural treasury of Southern food and how to cook it, eat it and pass it down through generations. This is our Anatomy of the Culinary. " --Michael Malone, author of Handling Sin and Uncivil Seasons
"Smart, inclusive, generous...The Carolina Table sets a national standard for food writing." --John T Edge