- The New York Times reported that Hecimovich, chair of the Department of English, has spent a decade scouring government documents, diaries and other private family documents to deduce that the author was Hannah Bond, a fugitive slave who escaped in 1857 from her N.C. owner, John Hill Wheeler.
- Hecimovich’s upcoming book, tentatively called " The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts” is slated to be published in 2015. It is expected to contribute significantly to the study of slave narratives and 19th century transatlantic studies.
Winthrop University, "N.Y. Times Details English Chair Gregg Hecimovich's Work on Identifying Slave Author" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 185.