Bookwatch Nov. 24

Nov. 24, 2013 @ 10:44 PM

Today’s guest on Bookwatch is Jon Buchan, Charlotte lawyer, former newspaper reporter and author of “Code of the Forest.”

Buchan once was a reporter for The Charlotte Observer. Now he is a novelist. His powerful first book, “Code of the Forest,” recently named a finalist for the inaugural Crook’s Corner Book Prize, is about inside politics in both Carolinas.

Political and business leaders look out for each other based on loyalties formed in exclusive prep schools and at hunting lodges deep in the forest. Buchan also takes his readers through the terrible and challenging mess a libel lawsuit can be.

The program will also air at Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on UNC-MX, a digital cable system channel (Time Warner #172 or #4.4). In addition, airing at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday on UNC-MX will be a classic Bookwatch program featuring Peter Perret, conductor emeritus of the Winston Salem Symphony and author of “A Well Tempered Mind.”


D.G. Martin hosts "North Carolina Bookwatch," which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at