Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

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Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Ceremony to feature bestselling author Dr. Charles Frazier

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 1, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Margaret Donovan Bauer as the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.

The award will recognize Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in North Carolina.

A ceremony and reception will be held on the evening of Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill. Tickets may be purchased online beginning August 1, 2018.

As a feature of the ceremony, guests will enjoy an exclusive author conversation, “Southern Literature and the Humanities” with Dr. Charles Frazier, international bestselling author and winner of the 1997 National Book Award for Fiction for Cold Mountain. Professor of English at East Carolina University, Dr. Liza Wieland, will interview Dr. Frazier during the conversation.

As the Rives Chair of Southern Literature and Harriot College of Arts and Science Distinguished Professor at East Carolina University, Dr. Bauer has dedicated her life to literature. She is the author of works including William Faulkner’s Legacy (2005), and A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O’Hara’s Literary Daughters (2014), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. Since 1997, she has been the Editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, advocating for Southern literature and serving as an inspiration and mentor to a myriad of Southern writers.

In 2007, Dr. Bauer was named one of the ten ECU Women of Distinction and received the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. In 2017, she notably received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the highest civilian honor given by the Governor of North Carolina. She is a past President of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Paul Green Foundation and is a Board Trustee of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

For John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities 2018 ceremony sponsorship inquiries, please contact the North Carolina Humanities Council at (704) 687-1520 or mmoore@nchumanities.org.

  

About the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities honors distinguished individuals who have strengthen the educational, cultural, and civic life of North Carolinians through their life’s work. Inaugurated in 1990, the award is named for the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, former chancellor of North Carolina State University and founding member of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Past Caldwell Laureates include William C Friday (1999), Marsha White Warren (2009), Congressman David Price (2011), Betty Ray McCain (2012), Harvey Gantt (2015), and Bland Simpson (2017).

About the North Carolina Humanities Council

The North Carolina Humanities Council is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through its public humanities programs and grants, the Council facilitates the exploration and celebration of North Carolina’s many cultures and heritage. The North Carolina Humanities Council operates the NC Center for the Book; an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress that receives support from the State Library of North Carolina. To learn more visit www.nchumanities.org.