- The origins of Gregg Hecimovich’s book date back to 2001 when Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University purchased a 19th-century African-American manuscript at auction titled "The Bondwoman's Narrative."
- Hecimovich, who is chairman of Winthrop’s Department of English, identifies that first, black female novelist and tells her life story in his upcoming book, to be released next year.
- At once a detective story, a literary chase, and a cultural history, “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts” discovers a Dickensian tale of love, friendship and betrayal against the backdrop of America’s slide into Civil War.
Winthrop University, "English Department Chair Gregg Hecimovich to Speak on N.C. Slave Narrative at Winthrop" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 177.