Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  He is the author of three award-winning, New York Times bestselling novels: Nightwoods, Thirteen Moons, and Cold Mountain.


Awards include the National Book Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufmann Prize for First Fiction, the ABBY (independent booksellers) Award, the Heartland Prize, the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South, the Thomas Wolfe Prize and the North Carolina Award.


His fourth novel, inspired by the life of Varina Howell Davis, First Lady of the Confederacy, is in progress.