Yesterday, the North Carolina Writers' Network announced this year's inductees into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, founded in 1996 and administered by the Network. This year's honorees:
-- W. J. Cash (1900-1941), Charlotte-based journalist and author of the highly influential work, The Mind of the South.
-- Allan Gurganus, born in Rocky Mount, author of numerous books but probably still best known for his debut novel, Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All.
-- Robert Morgan of Hendersonville, whose works of fiction, poetry and nonfiction include the novel, Gap Creek, and the biography, Boone.
-- Walter Hines Page (1855-1918), born near Raleigh, one of the leading literary figure of the post-Civil War "New South" movement: journalist, editor and co-founder of the publishing house Doubleday, Page and Co.
-- Samm-Art Williams, raised in Burgaw, actor, playwright and screenwriter, who rose to prominence through the Negro Ensemble Company, and is the author of the highly acclaimed play, Home.
More about the Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Writers' Network can be found at the Writers' Network website.