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The Thomas Wolfe Literary Award Event: WILEY CASH

1 Feb 2014

THE THOMAS WOLFE LITERARY AWARD..Sat. Feb. 1 from 5-7 PM ... Saturday February 1st
ON the AB TECH CAMPUS ... MAGNOLIA BUILDING ... MAGNOLIA ROOM Free Parking. WILEY CASH will be present and read from his book: A PLACE MORE KIND THAN HOME

The award presentation & reception is free to the public, reservations are encouraged by email to or by telephone to 828-253-9231.

Each year since 1955, the Western North Carolina Historical Association has presented the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award to an outstanding work of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or play that promotes the history and culture of western North Carolina or to a publication authored by a resident of the region.

The 2013 Award winner is WILEY CASH for his book A PLACE MORE KIND THAN HOME, a portrayal of western North Carolina's people, culture and religious faith.

The book has already achieved status as a New York Times best seller & several other major literary awards. MR. WILEY CASH will be present to accept his award and is expected to read from one of his books.

This prestigious award carries a $1500 prize. The prize is provided annually through the generosity of Mr. Michael Sartisky, Ph.D. through his family foundation, the Ruth and Jacques Sartisky Foundation and Mrs. JoAnn Lipinsky Edwinn and Ms. Kay Manley. The recipient's name is engraved on a silver loving cup that is permanently housed at the Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House.