The 15th season of "North Carolina Bookwatch" will premiere on July 6 with an interview Western Carolina University professor and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash.
Rash's latest book, "The Cove," is set in North Carolina during the last days of World War I.
Some of the other big names of Southern writing sitting down with host D.G. Martin this season are Ann Ross, author of the "Miss Julia" novel series, mystery writer Margaret Maron, and acclaimed writer Ben Fountain, a Chapel Hill native currently living in Texas.
The full schedule for the upcoming season is below. "North Carolina Bookwatch" airs on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. with repeats on Sundays at 5 p.m.
Season 15 of "North Carolina Bookwatch"
July 6: Ron Rash (The Cove)
July 3: Margaret Maron (Three Day Town)
July 20: Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk)
July 27: Ann Ross (Miss Julia to the Rescue)
August 3: Wiley Cash (A Land More Kind Than Home)
Aug 10: Susan Woodring (Goliath)
Aug 17: Jay Leutze (Stand Up That Mountain)
Aug 24: Sarah Shaber (Louise's Gamble)
Aug 31: Sandra A. Gutierrez (The New Southern-Latino Table)
Air dates have not yet been determined for the following guests:
Episode 10: Bob Garner (Bob Garner's Book of Barbecue)
Episode 11: Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind)
Episode 12: Nancy Collins (Left Hand Magic)
Episode 13: Bethany Bradsher (The Classic: How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big Time Basketball to the South)
Episode 14: Judy Goldman (Losing My Sister)