Marianne Gingher

Gingher is an English professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has appeared in many periodicals and journals including the Oxford American, Southern Review, Carolina Quarterly, Redbook, Seventeen, McCall’s, The Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. Her novel, Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit, won North Carolina's Sir Walter Raleigh prize in 1987 and was made into an NBC Movie-of-the-Week in 1992. Both Bobby Rex and Teen Angel, her short story collection, were recipients of ALA Notable and Best Book awards, and Bobby Rex. Her memoir, "A Girl's Life," received a Foreword Magazine "Book of the Year" citation in 2001.


City Portrait: Southern Pines

Hoof-friendly terrain and residents who love to ride make the landscape of this Sandhills town blue-ribbon horse country.


Running Wild on Shackleford Banks

To see a wild horse is rare. To feel as free as one is even rarer. Writer Marianne Gingher searches for the horses of Shackleford Banks and the elusive feeling of being untamed.