Gillian is to be the honored recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Prize for Literature. The award will be bestowed this fall by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Department of English & Comparative Literature. The Thomas Wolfe Prize recognizes contemporary writers with a distinguished body of work and honors the memory of one of UNC’s most famous alumni, Thomas Clayton Wolfe. Welch will be the first musician to ever receive the award. The free, ticketed event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018, on the UNC campus. More information can be found here.