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John Vercher and Wiley Cash in Conversation

September 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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John Vercher, inaugural Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence at UNC Asheville, and Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author and Alumni Author-in-Residence at UNC Asheville, will host a conversation and booksigning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in downtown Asheville.

This is a hybrid event with limited in-store seating and the option to attend online. The event is free but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance.

John Vercher is the inaugural Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence at UNC Asheville. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. His debut novel, “Three-Fifths,” in which a savage hate crime impels a young man toward a deeper reckoning with his biracial identity, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, was named one of the best books of 2019 by the Chicago Tribune, and has sold in seven countries. In the U.K., “Three-Fifths” was named a Book of the Year by The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and The Guardian.

Wiley Cash is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of four novels and the founder of This Is Working. He has published widely on issues ranging from the environment to history to foodways to music. He serves as the Alumni Author-in-Residence at UNC Asheville and lives in North Carolina with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their daughters. Published in September 2021, Cash’s novel “When Ghosts Come Home” was a national bestseller. In 2017, Cash’s novel “The Last Ballad” was an American Library Association Book of the Year and a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017.

Visit Malaprop’s website for more information and to register.



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September 3, 2023
5:00 pm


Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe
55 Haywood St.,
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