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Kathleen Burkinshaw | The Last Cherry Blossom

Inspired by her mother's story, Kathleen Burkinshaw shares childhood life in Japan during WWII with guest host Randall Kenan.

Funding for North Carolina Bookwatch is provided by UNC Press.
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D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service and politics throughout his life, including stints as interim vice chancellor for Development & University Affairs at both UNC-Pembroke and North Carolina Central University, work as the Carolinas Director of the Trust for Public Land and a hard-fought 1998 campaign for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate against John Edwards.
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Episodes premiere Tuesdays, at 8 PM, on the North Carolina Channel; and on UNC-TV Sundays, at 11 AM, and the following Tuesdays, at 5 PM.

The Tar Heel State's best and brightest Southern writers visit with host D.G. Martin to talk about their latest books, their inspirations, their lives and the the state's indelible imprint on their works.

Episodes also encore on the North Carolina Channel. Check local listings.
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Guidelines for Submitting a Book to be Considered for North Carolina Bookwatch:

The book must be:
  • By a native or NC-based author &/or
  • About or set in NC &/or
  • About a subject that adds to a broader national conversation (an NC connection still helpful here)

Send books to:
North Carolina Bookwatch
Public Media North Carolina
PO Box 14900
10 UNC-TV Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Questions? Email us at bookwatch@unctv.org

*Submission of books does not guarantee an appearance on North Carolina Bookwatch.

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American Booksellers Association:
Represents independent booksellers around America.
American Society of Journalists and Authors:
Learn more about becoming a freelance author.
Book Industry Study Group:
Examines trends and statistics in the book industry.
Literary Market Place:
A great place to find an agent, publisher, PR firm and much more.
NC Live:
Statewide cooperative of libraries, available to any North Carolina resident with a library card.
North Carolina Writers' Network:
One of the largest independent statewide literary service organization in the U.S.
The National Writers Union:
This 6,500 member union is committed to improving the lives of freelance authors across the country.
Publishers Weekly:
This online version of the weekly magazine provides author interviews and publishing information.
Periodicals and Books-in-Print catalogs provided to many of the nation's largest libraries and publishers.
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):
A trade organization for independent booksellers in the South.
U.S. Copyright Office:
The United States Copyright Office protects authors and their materials.