Friends of the Library Fall Reception with Wiley Cash


Thursday, October 18th, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
2018-10-18 18:00:00 2018-10-18 20:00:00 EST Friends of the Library Fall Reception with Wiley Cash Duke Energy Hall at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Event Description

New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina native, Wiley Cash, will headline the Friends of the Library Fall Reception. Hear from this local favorite about his most recent book The Last Ballad and life as a creative writing professor, author, and writer-in-residence.

Books available for purchase and author signing following the event. The evening will also feature the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award and a show-and-tell of archives collections before the event. 

Contact Information

Friends of the Library

Admission Information

  • $30 FOL Member
  • $45 FOL Couple
  • $40 non-FOL attendee
  • $65 non-FOL couple
  • $20 young alumnus
  • $30 young alumnus couple

Purchase event tickets here or mail a check (payable NCSU Friends of the Library) to:

Friends of the Library
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

RSVP by October 11th

Other Information

Wiley Cash’s first novel A Land More Kind Than Home appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list in hardcover, paperback, and e-book. The New York Times also named it an Editor's Choice and a Notable Book of 2012. The novel was included on best of 2012 lists by Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Books-a-Million, and many others.

Wiley's second novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, was a national bestseller, an O Magazine Top Ten Title, an Amazon Book of the Month, and was the winner of the Crime Writers' Association's Book of the Year. It has been optioned for film.

His most recent novel, The Last Ballad, was a national bestseller and was named a Notable Book of 2017 by the American Library Association and a Best Book of the Year by the Chicago Public Library.

His writing has appeared Garden & Gun, Saveur Magazine, Our State Magazine, and other publications. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he studied fiction writing under Ernest J. Gaines. Wiley is writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA Program. He has taught fiction writing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Bethany College, and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

A native of North Carolina, he and his wife and their two young daughters divide their time between Asheville and Wilmington, NC.


Friends of the Library is part of the North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc. 

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