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Wiley Cash is on leave for Fall 2023
Wiley Cash is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy. The founder of the Open Canon Book Club and the co-founder of the Land More Kind Appalachian Artists' Residency, he serves as the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA. He has received or been a finalist for numerous awards, including the Southern Book Prize, the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Weatherford Award, and the American Booksellers' Association Debut Novel of the Year, and his novels have been listed as best-of-the-year by The New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, the American Library Association, and other publications and organizations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their two young daughters.
- B.A., University of North Carolina Asheville
- M.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
- Ph.D., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
- LANG 499: Special Topics in Fiction Writing
- LANG 363: Fiction Writing Workshop
- LANG 260: Introduction to Creative Writing
- LIT 329: Southern Literature
- LIT 240: Introduction to Literature
- The Last Ballad. New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, Summer 2017.
- This Dark Road to Mercy. New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, Jan. 2014.
- A Land More Kind Than Home. New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2012.
- “Verchel Park.” Idaho Review. (Dec. 2015).
- “July, After Church.” StorySouth (Sept. 2015). Online. (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.)
- “When You Say ‘Home.’” Appalachian Heritage (2015). (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.)
- “The Body.” Salt Magazine (Aug. 2014): 49.
- “The One Night of the Year.” How To Be A Man: An Online Anthology. Ed. Colum McCann. Byliner. 2013.
- “Bottle Rocket.” Carolina Quarterly 60.1 (Winter 2010): 35-36.
- “Swannanoa.” Anthology of Appalachian Writers, vol. 1. Ed. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt. Huntington, WV: Shepherd University Press, 2009. 47-51.
- “The Cove Fire.” Roanoke Review 33 (Spring 2008): 15-18.
- “Gunter Mountain.” Crab Orchard Review 13.1 (Winter/Spring 2008): 59-68.
- “Kitty.” Parting Gifts 20.2 (Winter 2007-2008): 63-64.
- “Leonard and the Mermaid.” Wisconsin Review 41.2 (Spring 2007): 33-42.
- “Grenadine.” The Louisiana Review 5 (Spring 2007): 17-21.
“This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me”: The Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines. Marcia Gaudet, Reggie Young, and Wiley Cash. Introduction by Ernest J. Gaines. Epigram by Wendell Berry. Lafayette, LA: U of Louisiana P. 2009.
- “The Family Home as Microcosm of the Southern Experience in Thomas Wolfe’s Plays.” South Atlantic Review 76.1 (Winter 2012): 99-112.
- “‘Those folks downstairs believe in ghosts’: The Eradication of Folklore in the Literature of Charles W. Chesnutt.” Charles Chesnutt Reappraised: Essays on the First Major African American Fiction Writer. Ed. David Izzo and Maria Orban. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2009. 69-80.
- “Langston Hughes and the Dream of America.” Theory Into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism. 2nd ed. Ed. Ann B. Dobie. Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2008. 233-238.
- “What Do Thomas Wolfe and Charles W. Chesnutt Have to Tell Us About North Carolina?” The Thomas Wolfe Review 32.1-2 (2008): 22-33.
- “Space, Time, and Region: Quantum Mechanics and the Oral Tradition in Fred Chappell’s I Am One of You Forever.” The South Carolina Review 40.1 (Fall 2007): 53-61.
- “‘What Men Dream About Doing’: A Conversation with Ernest J. Gaines.” The Mississippi Quarterly 60.2 (Spring 2007): 289-304.
- “‘The dark was hived with flesh and mystery’: Thomas Wolfe, the American Adam and the Polemical Persona of Race.” The Thomas Wolfe Review 30.1-2 (2006): 44-55.
- “The Colonel’s Dream Deferred: A Reconsideration of Chesnutt’s Liberal Racist.” American Literary Realism 37.1 (Fall 2004): 24-36.
- The Four Lost Men, The Magical Campus: University of North Carolina Writings, 1917-1920, The Death of Gant by Thomas Wolfe, and The Wax Cylinders: Julia Wolfe Interviews by John Skally Terry. North Carolina Literary Review 18 (2009): 249-254.
- Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography and Windows of the Heart: The Correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Margaret Roberts by Ted Mitchell and Thomas Wolfe: When Do the Atrocities Begin? by Joanne Marshall Mauldin. North Carolina Literary Review 17 (2008): 193-198.
- “The Thomas Wolfe Society.” Appalachian Heritage 35.1 (Fall 2007): 67-68.
- Chesnutt and Realism: A Study of the Novels by Ryan Simmons. The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 40.1 (Spring 2007): 146-148.
- Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Edited by John Lowe. Interdisciplinary Humanities 23.1 (Spring 2006): 113-117.