Daniel Wallace

Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of six novels, most recently Extraordinary Adventures. His illustrations have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Italian Vanity Fair, and many other magazines and books. His novel, Big Fish, was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003.

April 2014

Bum’s Restaurant

The Dennis family doesn’t brag about its barbecue. Woodsmoke wafting through downtown Ayden is glory enough.


27 Views of Home

How many perspectives does it take to tell the story of a place? A publisher in Hillsborough may have found the magic number.

August 2010

A Growing Collection

A quarter-century ago, Hillsborough resident W. Steven Burke bought two miniature buildings. Now, he has nearly 1,000, with no end in sight.