Saturday 11/30 (times to be announced)
In celebration of the occasion, we've asked three of our favorite local authors to come in and play bookseller-for-a-day. Instead of dealing with surly, idiosyncratic booksellers, mingle with the literary stars for the day, and show your support for your local independent bookstore! Want more info on Indies First? Check out this letter about the campaign, spearheaded by Sherman Alexie!
About the booksellers-for-a-day(also, authors):
Erica Eisdorfer was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University. She was the book reviewer for WUNC, an NPR affiliate, for eight years. Eisdorfer managed the Bull’s Head Bookshop, the trade bookstore on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for twenty years. She lives in Carrboro with her husband and two daughters. She moonlights as a bookseller at Flyleaf Books!
Daniel Wallace is the author of five novels. His first, Big Fish, was made into a motion picture of the same name by Tim Burton in 2003, and a musical version came to Broadway in 2013. Wallace's work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and is studied in high schools and universities across the country. He is a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine and is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches and directs the Creative Writing Program. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Laura Kellison Wallace.
Rosecrans Baldwin: Rosecrans is the author of a travel book, Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (GQ's Best Books of 2012) and a novel, You Lost Me There (New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; NPR's Best Books of 2010). He writes articles for various magazines and reviews books for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He is a founding editor of the online magazine The Morning News.
Alan Shapiro: Alan Shapiro, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award and an LA Times Book Award in poetry, and has been a finalist in poetry and nonfiction for the National Books Critics Circle Award. A recipient of two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., the Sarah Teasdale Award from Wellesley College, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He's the author of multiple collections of poetry, as well as a novel (Broadway Baby). Shapiro has taught at UNC since 1995. His new translation of The Trojan Women, by Euripides, will appear from Oxford University Press later this fall.