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Katy Simpson Smith, UNC History Alumna, Debuts First Novel

UNC Chapel Hill history alumna Katy Simpson Smith (PhD 2011, Advisers Jacquelyn Hall and Kathleen DuVal) is featured on NPR’s All Things Considered where she discusses her debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea (HarperCollins, 2014). (Listen to the interview here)

Her novel is receiving rave reviews. North Carolina’s Indyweek reports, Smith’s novel “had major houses tripping over themselves to publish it after the Frankfurt Book Fair, 28-year-old Katy Simpson Smith, makes a persuasive bid to join the ranks of Hilary Mantel and Marilynne Robinson—people who have informed visions of history and the writing gifts to make them sing.” (Read full Indyweek article here)

Jacquelyn Hall reflects upon her career at UNC


Hall sat down with former graduate students Anna Krome-Lukens and Jessie Wilkerson to discuss her active life in Chapel Hill. Here is a link to their exchange.


A conversation with Chris Browning, the recently retired Frank Porter Graham Professor of History


Browning, a pioneer in Holocaust Studies, sat down with graduate student Derek Holmgren to discuss his career, and legacy. Here is a link to their exchange.




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