Dale Neal is a longtime friend of Accent on Books, and someone familiar to all those with an interest in the literary life of Western North Carolina. He has worked for the Asheville Citizen-Times as a religion editor and book reviewer, and is currently a science and technology writer for the paper.
Another title which can now be used to describe Dale is "award-winning novelist." His first book, Cow Across America, which has just been published, was this year's winner of the Novello Literary Award, an honor which previously has been conferred on such writers as Ron Rash and Anthony Abbott. It is a novel about grandfathers and grandsons, the power of stories, and, yes, traveling across America with a cow.
We are delighted and honored that Dale Neal will be at Accent on Books this coming Friday evening, beginning at 6:00, to read from and sign copies of his new book. Please join us to celebrate this achievement by a writer whose name can be newly added to the list of great Southern novelists.