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Author Ron Rash has written, worked, and lived Appalachia for most of his life. From growing up in an artistic family in western North Carolina to teaching Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University. Through his writing, Rash strives to accurately portray the Appalachian culture and community.
This two-part interview sheds light on a little-known German internment camp in the western landscape of North Carolina. Both authors interviews, Ron Rash and Terry Roberts, released works of fiction regarding the camp in 2012. Roberts focuses on the camp located in the Mountain Park Hotel, and its manager and internees, while Rash develops a love story between an escaped internee and a local woman. Both novels address the tensions between the two groups, as well as how the Germans began to integrate into society and form relationships.
This article is a follow-up of Higgins-Harrel’s previous interviews with the five listed authors. All five writers live in North Carolina or write about North Carolina topics, and have different ways of telling their stories, whether it be story-telling under a spotlight, writing poetry or fiction novels, or theatre productions.