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Vice President & Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company

“Our whole society needs more people who can see things from many points of view, who can inhabit someone else’s world in the ways that only literature—especially foreign literature—enables us to do.”

New York Times Bestselling Author

“As an English major at Carolina…I learned to really understand the layers of meaning in the works I studied. In doing so, I also gained a greater understanding of what it was that made those words speak to me.”

Founder of The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company

The English Department at Carolina ” led me toward a love of literature, the liberal arts, unconventional wisdom, humor, a certain sophomore in my creative writing class who’s my wife now of 27 years.”

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UNC Graduate Students to Lead Inaugural Veterans Writing Workshop

UNC Graduate Students to Lead Inaugural Veterans Writing Workshop

The two-part event will begin with a panel discussion led by four veterans discussing the ways in which American popular culture has impacted the divide between the military and civilians.

UNC English Alumnus Andrew Carlberg on his Oscar-Winning Short Film, Skin

UNC English Alumnus Andrew Carlberg on his Oscar-Winning Short Film, Skin

Skin is a short film that follows a young boy who has an innocent encounter with a black man at a supermarket. His white supremacist parents react to the exchange with racial violence, and the two families “find themselves in a clash with shocking consequences.”

Short Story Vending Machines Installed on Campus Connect UNC Writers and Readers

Short Story Vending Machines Installed on Campus Connect UNC Writers and Readers

Talent abounds at UNC, in Greenlaw and beyond, and the story machines are an innovative means of making that talent visible.

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