Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace is the author of Big Fish as well as five other novels, including his most recent, Extraordinary Adventures. He directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Daniel Wallace takes to the trails on a horse with his name

In Good Spirits

Fractions, fennel pollen, and the art of a well-made cocktail

Food & Drink

The Chapel Hill, North Carolina, restaurant closed after nearly forty years of putting Southern food on the map. It also introduced the writer Daniel Wallace to the life—and wife—he dreamed of

Arts & Culture

Finding peace and pieces in Southern streams

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Arts & Culture

The acclaimed author of Big Fish often draws inspiration—literally—from his offbeat kin. Behold his unparalleled pedigree

S is for Southern

The first rule: Include canines

S is for Southern

Coming to terms with a small but mighty enemy

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At this fairy-tale home, magic awaits behind every door

Arts & Culture

Wild, whimsical, wooden—from his artwork to his home, North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty’s fantastical creations bend the imagination

Arts & Culture

With thirty-five novels, two Edgar Awards, and one of the most enduring characters in crime fiction, James Lee Burke is a titan among mystery writers. But maybe we should just call him a writer

City Portrait

Finding success in the City of Dreams can be a fruitless pursuit. But for Southerners — on the silver screen and beyond — Los Angeles has long proved fertile ground

Land & Conservation

During his thirty years tracking lost souls through the Smokies and beyond McCarter rescued twenty-six people, many of them children. These days he’s still in the mountains, often thinking about those he found—and the few he didn’t


Opening a small-town restaurant was chef Vivian Howard’s first leap of faith. Her second? The one-of-a-kind farmhouse she now calls home


What it’s like to own a pool

Good Dogs

Deep in the Alabama woods at the base of the Cumberland Mountains lies a cemetery like no other


Nearly thirty years ago, the artist discovered his muse in the Bahamas and since then he has remained true to the people, the place––and his incredible talent


Getting from here to there is one thing. 
What happens in between is the great unknown


A good bar feels like a secret only you know

Arts & Culture

Feather by feather, sculptor Grainger McKoy captures the beauty of birds as few artists ever have