Nov. 16, 2018
Four people have earned this year’s William Richardson Davie Award for dedication, commitment and service to the University. The recipients of the Board of Trustees’ highest honor are: Munroe Cobey ’74, who serves on the boards...Read More
March 20, 2018
Donald Trump won the presidency with the backing of more than eight in 10 white evangelical voters. That stark fact — that a thrice-married candidate who has been recorded making crude comments about women and...Read More
Jan. 25, 2018
Nineteen need-based scholarships are being named for UNC luminaries who distinguished themselves and whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community. Known as Bridge Builders, the honorees...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.