Dr. Noble is the host of APR's book review series as well as host of BOOKMARK which airs on Alabama Public Television. A widely published scholar specializing in American and Southern literature, Dr. Noble received the Eugene Current-Garcia Award as Alabama's distinguished literary scholar for the year 2000 and was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award in 2006 and 2011. In addition he is on the planning committee of several literary conferences.
Dr. Noble's book reviews air during Morning Edition and feature works primarily by Alabama writers. His reviews focus on why these writers are concerned with their particular subjects and how they succeed or fail in addressing issues of concern to Alabama readers.