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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.
In this interview, Allan Gurganus speaks about why he returned to his home state from New York, his activism in the gay rights movement of North Carolina in the mid-1990’s, and the continuing role he plays today in social and political activism. He further discusses the role of Trump in America, and how he hopes that his presence and voice can bring about change in North Carolina.
Margaret Bauer, the editor of the North Carolina Literary Review since 1997, discusses North Carolina authors and their work. This interview focuses on what she believes has shaped North Carolina literature, themes primarily addressed, and the future of the North Carolina Literary Review.