North Carolina Bookwatch

North Carolina Bookwatch

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Join North Carolina Bookwatch on facebook!UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.

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Season 19 premieres Friday, January 6 at 8 PM on NC Channel!

Vivian Howard with D.G. Martin on Bookwatch

Season 19

Coming to UNC-TV in January 2017, host D.G. Martin brings you all new discussions with some of North Carolina's favorite local authors. "A Chef's Life's" Vivian Howard joins D.G. in the studio to talk about her new cookbook "Deep Run Roots," while John Bemis takes us through the fantastical world of his young adult book "Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince," in which he reimagines the classic tale of Pinnochio. Author Renee Ahdieh also sits down to discuss her mystery-laden sequel "The Rose & the Dagger," and talks about the struggle of finding a leading character who "looked like her," as a child of mixed race.

Discover a variety of enriching new books to add to your reading list, as D.G. sits down with North Carolina authors like Sara Foster, Tony Earley, Ralph Hardy and more. Tune in next season on NC Bookwatch.

North Carolina's Roadside Eateries

 D.G. MartinNorth Carolina's Roadside Eateries

NC Bookwatch's own host D.G. Martin steps into the writer's spotlight, with his new guide, "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries." Want to eat like the locals? D.G. Martin has spent years traveling the major roadways of North Carolina, on the lookout for community, local history and, of course, a good home-cooked meal. Here, D.G. is your personal tour guide to more than 100 notable local roadway haunts that serve not only as places to eat but also as fixtures of their communities. For more information on author events with D.G. Martin, visit

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Season 19 - Schedule 

Chef Vivian Howard - "Deep Run Roots"
Friday, Jan. 6 @ 8 PM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 8 @ 10 AM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 8 @ NOON on UNC-TV
Thursday, Jan. 12 @ 5 PM on UNC-TV  

Steven Sherrill - "The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time"
Friday, Jan. 13 @ 8 PM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 15 @ 10 AM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 15 @ NOON on UNC-TV
Thursday, Jan. 19 @ 5 PM on UNC-TV 

Art Chansky - "Game Changers"
Friday, Jan. 20 @ 8 PM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 22 @ 10 AM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan 22 @ NOON on UNC-TV
Thursday, Jan. 26 @ 5 PM on UNC-TV

Nina DeGramont - "The Last September"
Friday, Jan. 27 @ 8 PM on  NC Channel 
Sunday, Jan. 29 @ 10 AM on NC Channel
Sunday, Jan. 29 @ NOON on UNC-TV
Thursday, Feb. 2 @ 5 PM on UNC-TV 


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