North Carolina Bookwatch

North Carolina Bookwatch


Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5PM on UNC-TV

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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 18 is in Production!

D.G. Martin and Kathy Reichs

D.G. Martin will host an exciting line-up of local authors in an all-new season of North Carolina Bookwatch, premiering January 2016. In store this season are humorous anecdotes from the authors, surprise performances and much more.

Guest John Hood, author of “Catalyst,” tells viewers about the hitchhiking misadventure of “Catalyst” subject and former Governor Jim Martin. Author Bland Simpson (co-author of “Little Rivers & Waterway Tales”) ventures outside his writing talents to sing for the camera. 

Tune in to see these authors and more, including Kathy Reichs (“Speaking in Bones”), Ron Rash, (“Above the Waterfall”) and Damon Tweedy (“Black Man in a White Coat”). The “novel” conversations begin January 2016. 


Season 18 - Upcoming Schedule for 2016

Kathy Reichs - "Speaking in Bones"
Sunday, Jan. 10 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 14 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

William Leuchtenburg - "The American President"
Sunday, Jan. 17 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 21 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Ron Rash - "Above the Waterfall"
Sunday, Jan. 24 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 28 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Sarah Shaber - "Louise's Chance"
Sunday, Jan. 31 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 4 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Damon Tweedy - "Black Man in a White Coat"
Sunday, Feb. 7 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 11 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Margaret Maron - "Long Upon the Land"
Sunday, Feb. 14 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 18 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Lee Smith - "Dime Store"
Sunday, Feb. 21 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 25 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Joseph Bathanti - "Half of what I Say is Meaningless and the Life of the World to Come" *
Thursday, Mar. 3 on UNC-TV @ 5  PM 

Frances Mayes - "Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir" *
Friday, Mar. 4 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Thursday, Mar. 10 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Rob Dunn - "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart" *
Friday, Mar. 11 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM 
Thursday, Mar. 17 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Hal Crowther - "An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken" *
Friday, Mar. 18 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Thursday, Mar. 24 UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Bridgette Lacy - "Sunday Dinner"
Friday, Mar. 25 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, Mar. 27 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Mar. 31 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

* Denotes a previously aired episode