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North Carolina Bookwatch, Sundays, at 3:30 PM & Tuesdays, at 5 PM,on UNC-TV

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Meet Our Host

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 the University of North Carolina at 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.

Watch North Carolina Bookwatch...

  • North Carolina Channel—Tuesdays, at 8 PM
  • UNC-TV—Sundays, at 3:30 PM, & Tuesdays, at 5 PM

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

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North Carolina Bookwatch

Jill McCorkle: Hieroglyphics

An old accident haunts residents of a small town in Jill McCorkle's book Hieroglyphics.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Kimmery Martin: The Antidote for Everything

A doctor chooses to support a close friend & colleague facing discrimination. Premieres Sunday, September 27, at 3:30 PM, on UNC-TV.

This Season on North Carolina Bookwatch

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Ricky Moore: Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

Fresh fish, chowder, & more, Ricky Moore shares his new Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Nicholas Sparks: Every Breath

The author's newest novel follows the love story of two people who meet by chance & how that encounter begins a series of events that shape their lives.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook

Although it has been two decades since Nicholas Sparks made his writing debut with "The Notebook," that novel is still a popular favorite.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Jaki Shelton Green

North Carolina's first African American Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, talks about her life, some of her recent projects, & shares some of her technique for writing poetry.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Devi Laskar: The Atlas of Reds & Blues

An unusual combination of poetry and journalism makes for a masterwork in studying the efforts of women of color to find their way to a place of belonging.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Jodi Magness: Masada

An iconic landmark in Israel near the Dead Sea draws visitors despite its remote location and turbulent history.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Sue Monk Kidd: The Book of Longings

Inspired by a National Geographic story, author Sue Monk Kidd crafts a story of what it might have been like if Jesus had married.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Martin Clark: The Substitution Order

Martin Clark's latest book follows a struggling lawyer trying to get back on his feet.

North Carolina Bookwatch

Mary Alice Monroe: The Summer Guests

A diverse group of people fleeing a hurricane escapes to a horse farm in the mountains.

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Cassandra King Conroy: Tell Me A Story

Cassandra King Conroy talks candidly about her late husband Pat Conroy.

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John Grisham: The Guardians

An innocent man struggles to get his conviction overturned as his execution date nears.

Guidelines for Submissions:

The book must be:

  • By a native or NC-based author and/or
  • About or set in NC and/or
  • About a subject that adds to a broader national conversation (an NC connection still helps)

Send books to:
North Carolina Bookwatch
UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
10 UNC-TV Drive, PO Box 14900
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4900

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*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 & 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 NC 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
A 6,500-member union committed to improving the lives of freelance authors.

Publishers Weekly
Online version of the weekly magazine offers 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
Government agency which protects authors and their materials.

NC Literacy Association
Literacy information and resources across the state.