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Ted Kemp (BA ’92) talks about his path to CNBC and how his English degree prepared him for his career.
RECENT ALUMNI NEWSMore Department News
Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna
Therese Fowler, MFA 2005, has been named the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Distinguished Alumna. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, among other works. Z is available in multiple languages worldwide and has been adapted as an original television series for Amazon Studios, starring Christina Ricci.
My NC State Story: Brian Riddick
Brian Riddick (BA English, 2008) talks about his experience as an English major, finding his natural talent for writing and what he’s up to now.
CNBC Editor Benefits from the Broad Perspective
Things have changed quite a bit for Ted Kemp (BA English, 1992) since his younger years in Gastonia, North Carolina. As he puts it, he’s no longer the kid “kicking around the red clay” in his hometown — afraid to leave home and afraid of the big city. Afraid of traffic.
Writers Make Top Sci-Fi, Fantasy List
Five writers from NC State’s MFA in Creative Writing Program are receiving recognition for their work in science fiction and fantasy.