Review of As Rain Turns to Snow

Read a review of Robert Morgan's recent collection of short stories, As Rain Turns to Snow and Other Stories in the North Carolina Literary Review online.

Robert Morgan to appear in new History Channel docudrama

Robert Morgan will appear in the first episode of the new History Channel docudrama, “The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen” Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m.

March 2018 Appearances

March 22
Lee University writer’s festival
Cleveland, TN
School of Nursing, Room 202

Chasing the North Star

Chasing the North Star has won the 2017 Southern Book Award for Historical Fiction.

Essay on Robert Morgan's Poetry

A new essay on Robert Morgan's poetry by Bhisham Bherwani is published in the January, 2017 issue of The Yale Review.

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May 2016 Appearances

Thursday, May 5
Tompkins County Public Library
Ithaca, NY

April 2016 Appearances

Thursday, April 7
Lecture, Wilma Dykeman Celebration

Saturday, April 9
Reading, Heritage Museum
Hendersonville, NC

Monday-Friday, April 11-15
Readings, workshops
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

Sunday, April 17
Reading, Malaprops Bookstore
Asheville, NC

Monday, April 18
Reading, Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

March 2016 Appearances

Saturday, March 5
Lecture, UNC-Asheville
The Reuters Center

Chasing the North Star: A Novel


Chasing the North Star: A Novel

Published: April 5, 2016 by Algonquin Books
Order online: Indiebound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan’s vision of our dark past shines brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.” —Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain

“A powerful, gripping, and unrelenting tale of wilderness survival under the most dire of circumstances in the pursuit of freedom: another outstanding work of historical fiction from Morgan.” —Kirkus Reviews (see full review)

“What an exciting new legend Robert Morgan has created! And just when we need such a story. Chasing the North Star has the gravity of the old slave narratives, and the blood-chilling action of a contemporary action thriller. The language reflects Morgan’s deep connection to the land and the tradition, and burns with conviction and insight and heart. Jonah Williams is a hero for the ages. Reading of his courage and humanity puts starch in your spine. A must read.” —Randal Kenan, author of Walking on Water