Nov. 22, 2019
The University trustees and Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz have presented the board’s highest honor to three alumni. Kel Landis III ’79, James Arthur “Art” Pope ’78 and Teresa Holland Williams ’77 are this year’s recipients...Read More
April 29, 2019
Three faculty members — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth — have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris is a Distinguished Professor of sociology, Magness is Kenan...Read More
April 24, 2019
In recognition of their “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions,” six University employees will receive the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards. Chosen from campuswide nominations by Interim Chancellor Kevin M Guskiewicz, the recipients will...Read More
The author and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and comparative literature also is a pianist and vocalist with the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers. He also directed Carolina’s creative writing department from 2002 to 2008.
Simpson has written seven books, including The Great Dismal, Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals, Into the Sound Country, The Inner Islands and, most recently, The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country, a collaboration with photographer Scott Taylor just published by UNC Press.
Simpson received last year’s R. Hunt Parker Memorial Award, a lifetime achievement honor from the literary and historical association. His other honors include the 2005 North Carolina Award for Fine Arts, one of the state’s highest honors.
His work also has appeared in the Carolina Alumni Review, including a feature on the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, “This Small Hallowed Ground,” that appeared in the September/October 1999 issue, available online to GAA members.