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Topography: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond
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New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond
Edited by Jeff Jackson

Novello Festival Press
$21.95 paperback
6 x 9
280 pages
October 2010
North Carolina, Fiction, Poetry

The Charlotte area is well known as a business locale, but it’s also the center of a dynamic community of writers who are claiming their place on the national literary map.

As the acclaimed Novello Festival of Reading marks its 20th anniversary, it is partnering with Charlotte ViewPoint magazine to showcase innovative fiction, poetry, and essays from the Carolinas and beyond.

surveys the literary landscape that has emerged in recent decades, exploding tarnished ideas about Southern writing. For anyone interested in the latest trends, this collection offers a broad spectrum of styles, including formally innovative essays, adventurous flash fiction, and minimalist poetry alongside more traditional storytelling and memorable travelogues. It provides a vista of the most exciting work being done in the area, writing that’s often informed by geography in unexpected ways.

Contributors to Topograph


Gilbert Allen
Amy Bagwell
Maryke Burger
Blake Butler
Shireen Ellen Campbell
John Darnielle
Cindy Droege
Andrew Ervin
Robert Martin Evans
Janice Fuller
Kirsten Hemmy
Mark Hossfeld
Marjorie Hudson
Sally Keith
Frank Lentricchia
Janice Lierz


Melissa Malouf
Jody McAuliffe
Scott McClanahan
Madge McKeithen
Megan McShea
Katherine Min
Marann Mincey
Alec Niedenthal
Alan Michael Parker
Jack Pendarvis
Jon Pineda
Lynn Veach Sadler
Rosa Shand
Michael J. Solender
Gilda Morina Syverson