Pearl S. Buck

Award-winning novelist and Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read work at next Visiting Writers event

Karen Gettert Shoemaker

The second event in Randolph’s Visiting Writers Series this fall will feature Karen Gettert Shoemaker, the College’s Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence. The reading will take place Wednesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room in Smith Memorial Building, and is free and open to the public. Shoemaker is the... READ MORE >>

Aileen Chambers Evans inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Logo for Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Aileen Chambers Evans, who attended R-MWC in the mid-1910s, was recently inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. As a student, Evans was a member of the College’s literary society alongside Pearl S. Buck, a member of the Class of 1914 who went on to become the first American woman to receive the Nobel... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents Pearl S. Buck Award to author Maxine Hong Kingston

President Bradley W. Bateman presents the Pearl S. Buck Award to Maxine Hong Kingston.

Distinguished and celebrated author Maxine Hong Kingston was officially recognized as the sixth recipient of Randolph College’s prestigious Pearl S. Buck Award during a ceremony in Smith Hall Theatre Wednesday evening. The Pearl S. Buck award is given to women who exemplify the ideals, values, and commitments of Buck, a member of the Class of... READ MORE >>

Newly published Pearl S. Buck novel now in Randolph College Campus Store

A long-lost novel written by Pearl S. Buck, class of 1914, is now available in the Randolph College Campus Store. The Campus Store is selling copies of The Eternal Wonder, the recently discovered novel by Pearl S. Buck, and Pearl of China, a novel that dramatizes parts of Buck’s life. Buck penned The Eternal Wonder shortly... READ MORE >>